Although a man succeeded in overturning his felony conviction, he is ineligible to benefit from the law designed to compensate exonerated persons for their time served, the Colorado Court of Appeals decided on Thursday.
If you have a half hour and a suspicious mind about stolen elections, you can check out a video flagged to reporters by Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Wednesday afternoon.
A Denver judge must reconsider his decision to deny state funding to an indigent defendant for the purpose of hiring an investigator and expert witnesses, the Supreme Court ordered on Friday.
At the Colorado Capitol, members of the General Assembly's Democratic Legislative Black Caucus met in the former Supreme Court chambers to comment on Tuesday's historic moment.
Whether a Colorado woman will be stuck with a nearly quarter-million-dollar hospital bill for her surgery is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court.
A Fremont County magistrate lacked the authority to dismiss an inmate’s request for release, the state Supreme Court ruled on Monday, ordering a district court judge to examine the man’s petition.
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.
Jeffrey P. Colwell has been the clerk of the U.S. District Court in Colorado since late 2012.
While the federal appeals court in Colorado clarified the rules for granting early release to inmates, Colorado's Supreme Court has instituted a new rule for diversity training.
In a stunning order the state Supreme Court released on Friday, the justices accepted the resignation of Arapahoe County District Court Judge Natalie T. Chase for racist behavior, workplace misconduct and name-calling toward a fellow judge.
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.
A jury will decide whether an Arapahoe County jail contractor disregarded the risk to an inmate and downplayed his potential for suicide hours before he killed himself, a federal judge ruled last month.
A Pueblo County man may sue the Colorado Department of Corrections, a federal judge ruled, for allegedly demoting him and characterizing his performance as poor only after a supervisor witnessed him performing a Muslim prayer at work.
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.
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.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will not vote on a Judiciary Committee proposal to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with an additional four Justices.
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.
Attorney General Phil Weiser has joined 16 other top prosecutors in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a challenge by conservative groups to state laws that require reporting of nonprofits' major donors.
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.”
A trial court properly admitted a man’s false answer to an officer’s question about his identity, which he gave before being advised of his right to stay silent, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
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.
The big news last week came from the Colorado Supreme Court, where the justices met for oral arguments and public hearings on several consequential topics.
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.
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.
A Highlands Ranch doctor has been indicted on federal charges that he stole nearly $300,000 from three different COVID relief funds, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday afternoon.
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.
Colorado's Supreme Court justices expressed concern 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.
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.
State prisons chief Dean Williams will read the personal narrative of a former inmate Wednesday night online, as part of the JustUs project of the Motus Theater in Boulder.
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.
A federal judge has thrown out a legal action from multiple environmental organizations seeking to halt the expansion of a key Denver Water storage facility, citing no legal authority to address the challenge.
Rio Blanco County sheriff’s employees did not unconstitutionally ignore the risk of suicide to a woman who died inside the county jail in 2016, the federal appeals court based in Denver has ruled.
A former school employee has credibly alleged she experienced retaliation after her Arapahoe County school board removed her job responsibilities when she reported one board member’s sexual harassment, a federal judge has ruled.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Facebook in a lawsuit over unwanted text notifications it sent, rejecting a claim that the messages violated the federal ban on robocalls.
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.
A bipartisan coalition of 24 states and the District of Columbia – led by Weiser and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum – filed the borrower defense application Thursday.
A federal agency improperly green-lit two proposed research projects to kill wildlife in Colorado by failing to separately study and solicit public comment in an attempt to speed the projects along, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
The Denver-based federal appeals court has reinstated the civil rights claim of an incarcerated man in Colorado who alleged a prison nurse refused to examine his injuries, which later turned out to require medical intervention.
Mary J. Mullarkey, the first female chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court and its longest-serving, has died at age 77.
Tisha Lee, a longtime Denver Public Schools employee, may sue the district for discrimination after being passed over for a promotion for potentially racially-motivated reasons, a federal judge ruled on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
Rodriguez is a former federal prosecutor and currently works for the global law firm WilmerHale, where she specializes in corporate regulatory compliance. Rodriguez was the sole recommended candidate to the White House from U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper.
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.
Court Crawl is Colorado Politics' roundup of news from the third branch of government.
This was not the first instance of Aurora police personnel being the target of legal action for their response to someone experiencing a seizure.
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.
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.