| Judge's Ruling Will Delay Resolution of Census Lawsuit
|US District Court Judge Dee Benson declined a
request to impanel a special three-judge court to hear Utah's challenge to
the Census count, and in the process delayed the resolution of the case.
Benson ruled that calling the three judge panel required a challenge to the
count's constitutionality, but since Utah hadn't raised such a challenge, he
would have to hear the case himself.
| LDS Church Member, Utah's 'Porn Czarina,' Gets National Attention
|Paula Houston, a returned missionary and active
member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has spent
some time viewing hard-core pornography. While these seemingly
incongruent facts may bring pause, Houston is only doing her job.
Houston is a conservative 41-year-old graduate from Brigham Young
University and is also the newly appointed "Porn Czar" for the state
| Mormons Looking to Vote in Nauvoo Can't Establish Residency
|Several members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois were denied the right to vote. Residents needed
to register by March 6 in order to vote in the April 3 mayoral election
between incumbent Democrat Tom Wilson and Republican Dan Capener who is a
member of the LDS church.
Other Political News
|Mormon Arizona State Representative Seeks to Cut Dental Association Budget
|PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- Rep. Karen Johnson, R-Mesa, has proposed cutting
the $750,000 budget of the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners because
they haven't required Dentists to disclose the potential dangers of
mercury fillings and root canals. Johnson, along with several other
conservative Mormon legislators, says she wants to give patients more
choice, "I believe in a patient's choice. I think holistic dentistry
is fine." Johnson's critics say she is putting spirituality over
science, and her suggestion has angered the Arizona Dental
|State lawmaker wants to eliminate budget for dental examiners' board
(Phoenix) AZ Republic (AP) 5Mar01 T2
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