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State of...2011

State_of_the_Union.jpgThree "State of..." addresses will be delivered this week: today, the State of the Judiciary address will be made by Chief Justice Christine Durham to the Utah Senate at 2 p.m. and to the House of Representatives at 2:40 p.m. On Tuesday night, President Barak Obama will deliver the State of the Union address to the nation at 7 p.m. MST. Then on Wednesday night, Governor Gary Herbert will deliver the State of the State address at 6:30 p.m. in the Utah House chambers.

Court rule gives the duty of presenting the State of the Judicary address to the presiding officer of the Judicial Council, who is the Chief Justice, unless she is unable to perform her duties. Governor Herbert is required by the Utah Constitution to make an annual report to the legislature about the condition of the state. The President is required by the U.S. Constitution to give a report to Congress about the State of the Union - the fact that it happens every year is tradition and not mandated by law.

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