E. Kent Winward

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Things to be thankful for? Due process is one

E. Kent Winward, Standard-Examiner contributor
Nov 22 2013 - 5:57pm

Thanksgiving is next week and what better time to think about what you are thankful for.

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Evaluating judgment calls can be complicating

E. Kent Winward, Standard-Examiner contributor
Nov 15 2013 - 7:01pm

The word "judgment" is one of those words that just feels heavy and ominous.

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Trick or Treaties? Only the Supreme Court can tell us for sure

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E. Kent Winward
Nov 9 2013 - 12:12am

Why is October a scary month? If you guessed Halloween, I'd disagree a little bit, because little kids in cute costumes tend more to the heartwarming than terrifying.

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Legal system protects liberties from many suppression efforts

Contributed, E. Kent Winward
Nov 1 2013 - 12:54pm

Did you know the president of the United States had the power to imprison or deport aliens who are considered "dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States"? On top of that, did you know he had the power to restrict speech that is critical of the government and had some of his political foes incarcerated?  What about a president who...

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Supreme Court mutes the speech of those without money

Contributed, E. Kent Winward
Apr 4 2014 - 12:56pm

It is official. Free speech isn't cheap. The Supreme Court ruled this week that it will "not penalize an individual for 'robustly exercis[ing]' his First Amendment rights." (The sexist language belongs to the all-male majority opinion; I'm just quoting here, so don't shoot the messenger.)  In the case of McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court...

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Cue ominous music, but check your facts on the ACA

Contributed, E. Kent Winward
Mar 28 2014 - 4:04pm

Last week I went into the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. Besides being convenient, my pharmacy has a frequent drug buyer card that when it is filled up they give me a $25 gift card of my choice. I usually choose a gift card for Amazon or Barnes and Noble because as my wife would tell you: a) I love books and b) I have cheapskate tendencies....

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Facing the economic side of the law

E. Kent Winward, Standard-Examiner contributor
Mar 21 2014 - 5:34pm

Well, another legislative session has ended. And with 486 passed bills, Utah is still safe for bad air and pay day lenders.During the session, the Utah State Bar holds an annual continuing legal education class for attorneys called "Utah State Bar Day at the Legislature."  I attended last year and this year the other attorney in my office...

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