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About the State of Utah
Utah has one of the most unique histories of any state in the country. It was the first state to grant women’s suffrage in 1870 as a territory. The Federal Government unfortunately disenfranchised Utah only one decade later due to prejudice prevalent at the time against Mormons, who made up a majority of Utah’s population. It was not until Utah’s admission as a state that Utah regained its ability to vote.
Utah has its fair share of unique laws. Utah does not allow unmarried couples to adopt, one of only a handful of states to do so. The state controls the sale of liquor and spirits, with grocery stores only allowed to sell beer with an alcohol content of 3.2 or below. Ironically, Utah also provided the final necessary vote to pass the 21st amendment outlawing prohibition in the early 1900’s.
Information on the Legal System in Utah
The Utah Court System is compromised of two appellate courts- the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. There are also trial courts that handle cases such as juvenile, criminal and justice cases. The district court of Utah is the court of general jurisdiction which hears most cases. The Supreme Court of Utah is the court of last resort and rarely cases go to the Supreme Court.
If you need an attorney in Utah, consider visiting LegalMatch.com. Alternatively, feel free to explore the following external links for more information on Utah law and practice.
The Utah Online Court Assistance Program is also the official State of Utah Website assistance in preparing court documents. If you cannot find the right attorney to help you to draft them for you, this Court Assistance Program can help you/
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Last Modified: 04-24-2015 02:05 PM PDT