A bill proposed by Utah State Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, would remove mugshots from websites in the public record. This would legislate some of the work Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder has already been doing to protect the reputations of arrested individuals.
It’s been a magical run here the past few months, but my blogging time with the good folks of LexisNexis has come to an end. When I first started in January, the DOJ had finally announced it was reversing its long-held position that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of online gambling and instead, was adopting the position that the Wire Act only prohibits online sports gambling. Since then, we’ve chatted about prohibition, the failure of iGaming in D.C., sports gambling in New Jersey, and Utah becoming the first state in the nation to criminalize online poker playing.
Geographically speaking Utah is the most beautifully diverse state in the country: gorgeous red natural rock formations in the southeast, a desert oasis in the southwest, and pristine snow-capped mountains in the north. When it comes to all other forms of diversity . . . well, let’s just say Utah is lacking in that department.