Utah's alcohol commission has denied beer licenses to a karaoke venue and a business that features axe-throwing based on a law that hasn't taken effect yet. The two businesses applied for licenses available to establishments that offer permitted "recreational amenities." The law currently defines a recreational amenity as a billiard parlor, bowling alley, golf course, miniature golf, golf driving range, tennis club, sports arena, concert venue or "substantially similar" activity. The Legislature earlier this year removed the "substantially similar" language, but the change doesn't take effect until May 14. "Though the law is not effective, the Legislature clearly has told us how they feel," said Commissioner Thomas Jacobson.
"No reasonable officer would engage in such recklessness," complains dissenting judge.
The political extremism of Donald Trump, democratic socialists, and others is a great argument for reducing the size and scope of politics in everyday life.
In short, it's using the power of the state to punish his enemies and make the world the way he wants it to be.
A handful of dumb tweets do not a story make.
Landlords are suing to overturn state rental regulations that limit how much they can charge tenants and who they can rent to.