Utah lawmakers may take attorney general to court to get opinion released

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  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 2:16 p.m.

    using attorney/client privilege is a cute trick. But BOTH are public employees, and this is regarding a public matter that affects all the voters...

  • Jim Schwartz Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Oct. 18, 2017 12:07 p.m.

    Reyes promised transparency. Reyes delivers secrecy, routinely.

    The Utah Society of Professional Journalists have previously awarded Reyes the Black Hole Award. That didn't satisfy Reyes. He's going for the Lifetime Black Hole Achievement Award.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

    Again Hughes and the legislature sticking their noses in where they don't belong. The Lt. Gov is in charge of elections by state statute.

  • Lolly Lehi, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 8:48 a.m.

    These government positions are just like a walk in the park. Those elected just sit at their desks and receive their salaries with no problems or concerns. Apparently not.

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 8:28 a.m.

    It's always something with Reyes....

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 7:44 a.m.

    Gee. Utah Republicans wasting taxpayer dollars on infighting legal fees. No wonder we get hit with tax increases every year.

  • Egyptian origins Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 18, 2017 5:52 a.m.

    Sean Reyes must disclose his opinion to the People irregardless of whether UT Congress wants it disclosed to them, especially with the Governor claiming Attorney/Client Privilege. A/C Privilege is not for the Governor or any other Government Officer. A/C Privilege is for accused criminals to discuss the particulars of a case with their Defense Attorney free from the Prosecution using anything said in such consultations against the accused in a Court of Law. Thus Jails cannot record phone conversations between an inmate and their Lawyer, but can record conversations between an inmate and family and friends (though I have my issues with that too). A/C Privilege was never intended to be used to cover-up crime and corruption, nor to commit conspiracy; just as the Courts have determined that therapists, doctors and religious leaders must disclose criminal confessions or other evidence of crime of their clients to the authorities. Right to privacy does not mean right to commit and cover-up crime.