I am writing in support of the Utah Supreme Court's recent decision in the case of Salt Lake City vs. Ohms. I have read the opinion.
I also recommend that those who would be critical of the opinion read it before voicing such criticism. The arguments set forth in the court's opinion are persuasive.I agree with the conclusion of the court that judges must handle the "core judicial functions" of courts of record. Nurses can handle many important things, but doctors should handle surgery. Commissioners can handle many important things, but judges should handle trials.
It appears to me that most of the criticisms against the court's decision stress the impact it will have on the case handling and business aspects of the court system. However, it is the business of the courts to dispense justice; not the interest of the judges to dispatch business.
Tim Dalton Dunn
Salt Lake City