What he said: 40 quotes from Judge David Nuffer during the SB 54 preliminary injunction hearing

Various parties have attempted to spin what Judge David O. Nuffer said or didn’t say during the five-hour SB 54 hearing that took place on April 10, 2015.  The 135-page transcript was released last Friday.  The following is a summary of actual quotes, organized by topic, from Judge Nuffer during the hearing. I. PARTY BYLAWS ARE NOT BINDING ON THE COURT  “I’m here not to enforce your [party] bylaws or your [party] constitution, I’m here to enforce our bylaws and Constitution. Every attorney in the room and I took an…

Ten Things You Need to Know About the Utah Republican Party’s SB 54 Lawsuit

I am a life-long Republican who, as a state senator, voted for SB 54 last year.  I did so because I believed that the Count My Vote initiative would be successful by a wide margin, and SB 54 was the only option of preserving some elements of the caucus/convention system. Having spent more than a decade as a member of the Utah Republican Party’s governing body, I have a pretty good understanding of its inner workings.  For that reason, I could not resist attending the preliminary injunction hearing in federal…