Judge rules against Utah law limiting federal law enforcement authority

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    June 29, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    Judge Nuffer appears not to understand the 10th amendment

  • micawber Centerville, UT
    June 28, 2013 10:47 p.m.

    Judge Nuffer is a well-respected and thoughtful jurist. In my experience, he has not proven to be ideological. We are lucky to have him on the bench.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    June 28, 2013 8:24 p.m.

    Now why would anyone even think that agents of the federal government are overstepping the limits of their authority? What an absurd notion. We all know that every federal official follows the very letter of the law for every action they take, and never oppress any citizen, or fail to carry out their duties in a scrupulously correct manner.

    Fast and Furious.
    IRS targeting Tea Party applications
    Media wiretaps and threats
    Ben Ghazi
    DOJ failure to prosecute voter intimidation

    You know, Americans have a long history of not taking well to tyrannical governments. The people first ask for a redress of their grievances,and work within the system. But, in the past, they have reached a point where it became "...necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,"

    The Utah law is restrained, specific, and respectful of the Constitution and the 10th Amendment. It does not limit federal enforcement of federal laws.

    The judge is wrong in his decisions thus far.

  • Utah_1 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 28, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    Perhaps the Judge needs to read the law again. Here is a copy:
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    It allows federal agents to arrest on federal law based on the US constitution.
    It sounds like the Judge doesn't like the restriction of the US Constitution or the idea that the feds should be enforcing federal law, not abusing state laws.

    The bill had no constitutional note, which means the lawsuit is apt to be tossed eventually.