Judge denies request in District 57 lawsuit

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  • Candidate Jackson Sandy, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    Would be good to sidestep filing lawsuits. We have too many. It is almost as if lawsuits are the answer to everything. I wonder if there has ever been a study, of how much they add to the price of government.

    The voters of District 57 could say their votes, also, along with the votes of the Cedar Hills people, have been disenfranchised. Rep. Frank has been wronged by being denied a seat.

    May officials continue to seek an ideal solution. Hopefully, one can yet be found. If, after all effort, one cannot be found, move on. If, a lawsuit is to be filed, let it be only as a last resort. And, may it be filed only if there is legal basis that it can right the wrong and place Frank in his seat. I would doubt these suits are seeking punitive damage, and would hope they don't.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 8:30 a.m.

    I think the whole deal stinks if you ask me. Craig Frank should rightfully be allowed to continue to serve. Our political system is so screwed up and run by a lot of nimwhit yahoos and a few political allies should not be able to prevent Frank from serving. And to think because of this error votes were cast for the wrong district...boy that would really make me mad if my vote had not gone to the right person. Craig Frank's honesty cost him his rightful political position but I have a whole lot of respect and admiration for him than I do for those in charge. Pathetic!!!!!!

  • Bob Aagard holladay, ut
    Jan. 29, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    Re-drawing the lines is unconstitutional, according to the Utah State Constitution. II feel for the people who have been voting in the wrong district all these years, but they should be suing the Utah County Clerk for having them in the wrong districts. And, given that a Congressional seat is one of them in question, a federal lawsuit is in order.

  • Candidate Jackson Sandy, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    If legislators were wanting to avoid cronyism, they are to be commended for that. If they, being mostly Republicans, opted not to redraw the boundaries to avoid being accused of gerrymandering it to accommodate their own, that is understandable.

    But that the seat will now be filled by someone who is not elected by the people? The legislature should pass a law changing that procedure. Unfortunately, surely the new law could not take effect quickly enough to get an elected representative in this year, but he could fill the office next year, with the governor's appointment then only in office for the current session.

    That solution, though, does nothing for the Cedar Hills neighbors of Craig Franks. It would be wonderful if there were a solution that didn't leave them disenfranchised. -- John Jackson

  • mornixuur Layton, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    No kidding. I don't even want them in charge of our liquor stores!

  • ST Layton, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 3:42 p.m.

    Typical Government at work on full display for all to see, yet we want it to be in charge of health care too?