Friday, May 15, 2009

Legal Briefs: Kidnapped daughter, Professor EchoHawk, Michael Steele apoligizes to Romney

  • Utah police have completed their interviews, but it's still unclear whether a mother and father will face criminal charges for taking their adult daughter from Utah to their Texas home upon learning she had become a Mormon. Salt Lake Tribune.
  • The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday backed Utahn Larry EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee tribe and a Brigham Young University law professor, to head the Bureau of Indian Affairs. EchoHawk is now one vote away from taking over as head of an agency that serves 1.7 million American Indians and Alaskan natives. Salt Lake Tribune.
  • Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has apologized for a recent comment he made that linked Mitt Romney's failed presidential campaign to Republicans' concern about Romney's Mormon faith. USA Today.