In "No Hatch courthouse" (Forum, July 25), David Michaels makes a good point: "There ought to be laws against naming government buildings for living persons."
Generations hence have to live with the naming decision, so before we attach a person's name to a building there should be time for historical judgment and diminishment of politics.
That Salt Lake's federal buildings were named after recent Sens. Wallace Bennett and Frank Moss makes the point. Yes, they were fine men, but their names were selected over fine and prominent Utah senators of previous generations, say Reed Smoot, George Sutherland or Elbert Thomas, because Bennett and Moss were still alive with friends who could pull strings for them.