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With little cloud cover, the afternoon heat warps the horizon at Willard Bay State Park. It’s 3 p.m. on a weekday, the south marina is busy with boaters.

Utah Supreme Court Deliberating Public Trust Case

Mar 16, 2016
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The Utah Supreme Court is deliberating over a case involving state lands, specifically lake beds and other submerged lands located below navigable water bodies. According to the Utah Constitution such lands are to be held in trust for the people of Utah. However, some Utahns feel that the public do not have sufficient ability to challenge how these lands get used.  


Rob Dubuc, an attorney with Western Resources Advocates, explained the genesis of the case.