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Boner Fight for July 8th, 2020

Boner Candidate #1: RE-WRITING THE LAW? NO, MIKE….UPHOLDING IT.

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mike Lee spent an “ungodly” amount of time poring through the judicial opinions of Neil Gorsuch and wholeheartedly supported his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court three years ago. But recent Supreme Court decisions have the conservative Utah Republican questioning Gorsuch’s commitment to textualism and originalism in interpreting the law. Lee also has issues with Chief Justice John Roberts, who he said has made some “big mistakes.” Lee disagrees with Gorsuch’s majority opinion, which Roberts joined in a 6-3 ruling, that it’s unlawful to fire someone for being gay or transgender under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He also criticized Roberts for siding with the liberal majority in a 5-4 decision striking down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics. Those rulings caused Lee to lament last month that “even the people who purport to be with us sometimes are not.”

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Boner Candidate #2: SHOOTIN’ UP THE PLACE IS FUN

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (KUTV) — There are growing concerns from residents living near Bountiful’s iconic “B” about target shooting that’s happening on trails and the roadway. Neighbors in the area tell 2News this summer has been especially bad. Roseann Nelson loves taking her kids hiking on the trail below the “B.” She was there last Friday and was surprised to run into target shootings on the trail. “They were literally shooting on the trail,” Nelson said, “as you’re walking up, there were on the right hand side where you would have to pass through.” “There’s no rules up here,” said 14-year-old Anna Kikena. “When I’m walking with my parents, they’re just shooting. They don’t even notice us.” 14-year-old Anna Kikena lives just under the “B.” She said weekends are busy with reckless drivers, shooting and drinking. “There’s no rules up here,” Kikena said. “When I’m walking with my parents, they’re just shooting. They don’t even notice us.” It’s become such a problem, she took her concerns to the Bountiful City Council. Councilwoman Kate Bradshaw replied to Kikena’s email. “The frustrating thing from our perspective is that it’s outside of our city jurisdiction,” Bradshaw said.

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