The idea that a Colorado county is a “person” under the state's solid waste law ran into resistance among some Supreme Court members on Wednesday, as the justices heard oral arguments over whether the state health department could force La Plata County to clean up a toxic landfill site.
Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics
Joan Unrein, a former clinical dietician with Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, sued her employer for failing to accommodate her legal blindness pursuant to the ADA. But a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit determined it was not the medical center’s responsibility to resolve Unrein’s inability to drive herself to work.
An Arapahoe County judge mistakenly accepted the prosecution's non-racial reason for excusing at least two people of color from a Black defendant’s jury pool, the Court of Appeals decided by a 2-1 vote, reversing the man’s convictions and ordering a new trial.
The board on Wednesday reaffirmed the decision to grant a ballot title over the objections of people who considered the proposal vague, far reaching and in violation of the constitutional ban on multi-subject initiatives. The proposed measure would expand animal cruelty protections for livestock.
None of Colorado's Supreme Court justices appeared entirely comfortable with allowing police to initiate continuous, long-term surveillance of a home, including its driveway and backyard, by installing a camera mounted to a utility pole.
Black and Latino people face harsher outcomes in Denver’s criminal justice system, with some prosecutors expressing concern about questionable police tactics, according to a report released Wednesday from the Denver District Attorney’s Office.
Attorneys who weighed in to the Colorado Supreme Court on a proposal to require equity, diversity and inclusivity training as part of continuing legal education were largely in favor of the mandate, saying lawyers of color and women bear the brunt of unprofessional conduct.
Proposed ballot initiatives pertaining to out-of-school learning opportunities and the spending of certain state funds are scheduled before the Title Board on Wednesday, as is a reconsideration of the board’s decision to grant a title to an animal cruelty measure.
Federal authorities were correct to revoke the license of an Aurora gun dealer who willfully committed “literally hundreds” of violations, including selling to felons without a background check, a judge ruled last week.
Welcome to Court Crawl, Colorado Politics' roundup of news from the third branch of government. This week, we say goodbye to two trailblazing justices and take note of several consequential decisions from the federal courts.