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.
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
"I want to be clear that the comments I made are not indicative of who I am or who I've become in the years since."
What happens when cities and counties have their own ideas about a law that authorizes the seizure of guns from people who are mentally ill?
As a Deadline for Legalizing Marijuana in Illinois Approaches, a New Poll Finds Strong Public Support
According to the survey, three-fifth of voters think pot should be legal for recreational use.