Fixing the Indiana RFRA

First, let’s be clear on what a RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) does. Then we’ll get to how to fix Indiana’s. The First Amendment contains two clauses with respect to religion: “Congress shall make no law [1] respecting an establishment of religion, or [2] prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . . .” RFRA (pronounced…


Finding Christ in X-mas

Find the meaning behind the traditions and you will have found the Christ in X-mas.

The Unexamined Life in the Digital Age

A successful regulatory scheme for data collection must carefully balance consumer protection with the valuable benefits that big data can provide. A risk based, disclosure oriented strategy will accomplish this goal.


Utah’s Fine Particulate Air Pollution Problem published in Utah OnLaw

Utah is a state that prides itself on its independence and good management. So why are we depending on the EPA to clean up our air? Professor Reitze’s article is a must read for those that want to understand Utah’s air quality issues and advocate for meaningful change.


What You’ll See on the Ballot in November 2014

We hear a lot lately about our “do nothing” congress, but are we “do nothing” voters? The irony of low approval ratings in a democracy is that the government more or less reflects the people it governs. That means that change must start with you as an individual voter. There are great arguments for political…


OnLaw Symposium Issue: Twin Crises in the Law

Last year, James Holbrook, a law professor at the University of Utah, and Jonathan Hornok, the former editor of the Utah Law Review: OnLaw, published an article in the Utah Bar Journal highlighting two issues facing the legal profession: (1) poor and middle class parties that can’t afford a lawyer and (2) recent law school…


The Fast Lane: Laws that Aid Lawbreakers

“Fast lanes” intentionally facilitate admittedly unlawful or unethical behavior because we believe that facilitating the behavior will actually provide a net benefit to society. Should a cost-benefit analysis be applied when enforcing the law?