There is a check for every power in the U.S. Federal Government but are those same checks in place in state government. Chad Booth discusses the history of state senators in Utah, what changed in the 80’s and the unintended consequences we face today with our guest Jon Stearmer, Uintah County Attorney.

00:20 Historical Background U.S. Supreme Court Reynolds vs. Sims 1964
06:38 Checks on power / state senators based on population rather than regionally
17:22 What happens next with this conversation?

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