January 22, 2018

Egg on its face: the Utah Bar and the Swallow Complaints

Has the Utah Bar failed in its duty to the public to self-regulate? That’s a question a pair of lawyers have asked in the wake of the John Swallow scandal, still unfolding as prosecutors in Davis and Salt Lake Counties continue their investigation into John Swallow, Mark Shurtleff, and their associates. Wrote Russell Fericks and David Irvine […]

The Swallow Deposition: If a picture is worth a thousand words

It appears that John Swallow’s deposition by the Utah House Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Special Investigator is now available. Whether you believe Swallow’s story that the  House investigation is a witch hunt, think Swallow is guilty as sin, or are a dispassionate observer, the videos below make for fascinating watching. Here are some excerpts from the deposition […]

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin

John Swallow, soon to be former Attorney General of Utah,  on Thursday afternoon announced that he would resign, effective December 3. Reports from sources in the legislature and close to the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s office assert that no deal has been offered to Swallow.  Perhaps Swallow finally saw the writing on the wall. Perhaps […]

From drip to fire-hose: ten days of focus on Swallow and Shurtleff

It’s hard not to wonder what kind of service Utah has been getting from its attorney general’s office for the last twelve years. With the news coming fast and furious from every news outlet in Utah, it’s becoming more and more unclear whether Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow didn’t spend more time focused on self-aggrandizement […]