News Clips for May 15, 2020

Why the pandemic could eventually lower inequality

For america’s poor, the covid-19 pandemic has delivered a swift and brutal reversal of fortune. At the start of the year unemployment was plumbing new lows. Years of wage growth for low-income workers had healed some of the scars left by the global financial crisis.

Most of Utah will move to ‘yellow’ risk level for coronavirus. Here’s what that means.

Most of Utah will shift from a moderate “orange” risk level to a lower “yellow” status starting this weekend, after the governor declared that there’s now a small enough risk of the coronavirus spreading here to relax many restrictions.

What to do online this week: Stream films through Utah local theaters, take a virtual museum tour, and more

University of Utah College of Fine Arts, “2020 Juried Student Exhibition,” by various artists (

Relief effort for Utah tribal communities coordinated by University of Utah research aid

Relief for Utah tribal communities is being organized by a research associate at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.

ACLU drops its coronavirus lawsuit against Utah’s county jails, but not the prison

Most counties in Utah are taking adequate measures to keep the coronavirus out of its jails, the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah says, which is why it has asked the Utah Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit.

Frodo Baggins for president?

In a 2017 article in the Northwestern University law review, Professors RonNell Andersen Jones of the University of Utah, and Aaron L. Neilson of BYU, went through hundreds of hours of Supreme Court recordings and thousands of pages of transcripts to document every question that Thomas had ever asked.