Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs. Defense lawyers have suggested they may argue that his actions are consistent with his sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the jury in the 2007 rape trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs received improper instructions from the trial judge.
Mike Lee was chosen by Utah Republicans as their nominee for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
Ronnie Lee Gardner, Utah death-row inmate facing firing squad, denied federal stay to his Friday execution while he pursues a civil rights lawsuit.