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Letter: Reyes’ big tech lawsuit will hurt Utahns across the state

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes takes a photo before Governor Gary R. Herbert delivers his 2014 State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Salt Lake City.
Tom Smart, Deseret News

Attorney General Sean Reyes has tossed aside the cares of Utahns across the state to help fight in a partisan D.C. political game. He decided to bring Utah into a lawsuit stirred up by politicians and regulators that don’t have the interest of our state and its economy first.

The lawsuit will threaten the ways that people have incorporated tech and digital services into their lives, and it could drive up costs while driving down access to services. Utah businesses, employers, employees, students and people of all stripes relying on technology are unwilling to be collateral damage in a political fight orchestrated by Washington. I call on Reyes to remove our state from this pointless lawsuit.

Joe Maughan

Salt Lake City