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A 4-3 decision from the Colorado Supreme Court has prompted one justice to call on the legislature to change the theft law, citing the "dangers" of convicting a person for stealing public benefits without considering whether they were actually eligible for some portion of the amount.

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Colorado joins more than half a dozen other states that have a standalone requirement for EDI, as the training is known. It will become part of the 45 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) attorneys need to complete in a three-year period.

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Even if jurors did speak among themselves during trial about a defendant’s guilt in violation of a judge’s instructions, legal rules prohibit the review of those allegations, the Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.

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A lower court judge may not have realized that his discretion to grant early release to a federal inmate extended beyond the government's sentencing guidelines, said the Denver-based appeals court on Wednesday. As a result, the judge must take another look at the inmate’s change in family circumstances.

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Probable cause existed for the seizure of a Park County rancher’s malnourished and dying horses in the midst of a brutal cold snap, a federal judge has ruled, dismissing the man’s claims against the parties who rescued his animals.

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In case announcements released on Monday, the justices indicated they would review whether a trial court judge correctly described kidnapping as an offense that occurs when someone is seized and carried, which includes “any movement, however short in distance.”

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A school resource officer’s interpretation of a boy’s body language was an acceptable piece of testimony in the trial of the boy’s relative, the Colorado Supreme Court decided by 6-1 on Monday, reversing a lower court's finding that the officer inappropriately relied on his professional expertise to characterize the non-verbal response.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As drafted, the existing requirement to pursue continuing legal education in ethics would cover "professional responsibility." At least two of the seven credit hours in this category would need to come from equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) training. At least five hours would address ethics and legal professionalism.

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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.

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Gregory Kellam Scott, the first and only Black Colorado Supreme Court justice and one of its youngest, died Wednesday at age 72. He was known for authoring opinions on a decision striking down the divisive Amendment 2 and on establishing a "floating buffer" to protect people entering an abortion clinic.

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The Civil Pro Bono Panel at the U.S. District Court for Colorado allows attorneys to choose to take on cases ranging from employment discrimination and inmate petitions to those involving constitutional violations. Typically the intervention comes on the side of plaintiffs, who are 88% of the population in need of representation.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated a racially diverse and overwhelmingly female group to federal and other judgeships, including three Black women for the U.S. courts of appeals, one pathway to the Supreme Court.

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The federal appeals court based in Colorado has reinstated the lawsuit of former Denver mayoral candidate Lisa Calderón against the city, in which she alleged the Hancock administration ended her organization’s offender-services contract after she made critical comments about the sheriff's department.

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Civil rights attorneys are renewing calls to abolish the judicially-created shield for police, after the Colorado-based federal appeals court awarded immunity to Denver officers accused of violating a man's First Amendment rights, even after their training put them on notice about those rights.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has laid out specific criteria for judges to consider when closing their courtrooms to some or all members of the public during trials. But the murder case of Michael Jones in La Plata County raised the question of what happens when the entire courthouse is closed, unrelated to a judge's order.

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A judge who has spent a decade on the bench, and whom 86% of Boulder County voters approved for another term in the 2020 election, will now handle what is likely the highest-profile case of her career: the trial of the man accused of killing 10 people at a King Soopers this week.