Correct me if I’m wrong. But isn’t it conservatives, including many Utah conservatives, who tend to complain about “judicial activism,” and refer to supposedly overreaching judges as “legislating from the bench?”
Isn’t it many of these same conservatives in the Utah senate (and sadly in the governor’s office) who now refuse to take responsibility for the legislative mess they’ve created over school vouchers, preferring to let the Utah state court sort things out?
Kudos to Republicans like Representative Urquhart, sponsor of the original voucher bill, for favoring a special session to repeal the original voucher bills and produce a new unified voucher bill which would be officially suspended until after the referendum and bound to the results of that referendum. While I strongly disagree with Urquhart’s position on vouchers, I appreciate his respect for the integrity of the democratic process.