- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A group seeking term limits has asked the Utah Supreme Court for help.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1K5Vubs ) that Utah Term Limits Now is asking the court to overturn a decision by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox last week.

Cox’s office denied the group’s proposal for a ballot initiative that would limit those appointed by the governor to no more than two terms or 10 years.

The group says it will gather signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot by April.

Cox’s office says the proposal violates the governor’s constitutional authority to make appointments.

Utah Term Limits Now submitted a petition to the court, arguing that Cox’s authority to reject such proposals is unconstitutional.

They say it allows him to perform a judicial function as an executive branch member.


Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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