A.P.E.X. Events Presents Live Utah Appeals Court

Published: October 12, 2021 | Category: Special Events

A.P.E.X. Events Utah Appeals CourtA.P.E.X. Events is joined this week by the Utah court of appeals to hear two live cases on campus on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in the Great Hall of the Hunter Alumni Center. The first hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the case of State vs Grover. The second case will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a case hearing of the State vs. Redden. 

“It is an honor to invite Utah’s Live Court of Appeals back to our SUU campus," said Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events. "This event is a perfect live look into our justice system. It is a phenomenal opportunity for many students and faculty to see first hand how appeal hearings work.”

Our first case hearing will be Grover vs State. Grover stole a truck, which he then crashed into a trailer. Grover then stole another truck, which he crashed into a nearby field. Police officers tried to arrest Grover, but he would not leave the truck. An officer sent a police service dog after Grover, and Grover shot the dog. The officers then shot at Grover, who was hit about nineteen times. Based on this incident, Grover pled guilty to several crimes. The sentencing judge relied on a presentence report to decide that Grover should serve multiple prison terms.

The second case hearing will be Redden vs State. Joel Redden committed two domestic violence offenses in October 2019 and the court entered judgment on those convictions in January 2020. In the present case, Redden was charged with violating a protective order in October 2019. Later, the State sought to amend the information to add new charges for violating a protective order, enhanced from class A misdemeanors to third degree felonies based on the domestic violence enhancement statute. Redden opposed the enhancement, arguing that the new crimes had to be committed within ten years after his January 2020 convictions.

A.P.E.X. Events is SUU’s premier weekly lecture series, with speakers and presenters invited from all areas of the world. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, with opportunities to connect and network in vast areas of scholarship. All A.P.E.X. Events are free and open to the public.

This semester, A.P.E.X. Event presentations will also be streamed live, join the event virtually via Zoom.


Tags: Utah APEX

Contact Information:

Dr. Lynn Vartan
vartan@suu.edu