Utah Originalism Debated in the Utah Law Review: OnLaw

A recent alum of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Jeremy Christiansen, published an article responding to Professor Troy Booher’s article published in the Utah Bar Journal on the Utah Supreme Court’s methods of interpreting the Utah State Constitution. Professor Booher’s article can be found here: http://www.utahappellateblog.com/2012/05/05/utah-originalism/. Professor Booher argues that “the Utah Supreme Court has…

Are Racial Minorities Expelled Too Often in Utah Schools? (Follow Up)

This is a follow up to an earlier post: https://highresolve.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/are-racial-minorities-expelled-too-often-in-utah-schools/. Any race-based study is complicated by the possible existence of other factors that might better explain any observed disparity. For instance, one might argue that, in reality, the disparity between disciplinary actions among the races might be better explained by socioeconomic status. To evaluate this possibility, we used…