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Maritza Dominguez Braswell, a deputy attorney general for Colorado, will join the state's federal trial court at the end of January as the newest magistrate judge.

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A Colorado state trooper told a Mesa County jury that the defendant matched the profile of a drug courier because, among other things, he had air freshener and a religious symbol in his car. Prosecutors made that testimony a central part of their case, effectively asking jurors to believe th…

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Welcome to Court Crawl, Colorado Politics' roundup of news from the third branch of government. The Colorado Supreme Court handed down several key decisions last week and held oral arguments in a pair of consequential cases, while the federal courts continue to weigh in on challenges to gove…

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A federal judge in Colorado threw out a lawsuit from two service members seeking to halt the "forcible inoculation" of military employees and prevent the U.S. Department of Defense from requiring vaccinations for people who already contracted COVID-19.

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Fresh from outlining his agenda before the General Assembly, Gov. Jared Polis this afternoon appointed scores of individuals to boards and commissions, notably new members of the Air Quality Commission, judicial nominating commissions and Towing Task Force, the entity that recommendations maximum towing rates to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

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Denver's sheriff does not have the final say over payroll, meaning the union representing sheriff's deputies could not hold the city liable for his refusal to deduct campaign-related dues from members' paychecks, the federal appeals court based in Colorado ruled on Thursday.

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People may assert that they committed harassment in self-defense, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday, finding that an Arapahoe County judge mistakenly failed to instruct a jury that they could acquit a tow truck driver if they believed he punched another motorist to defend himself.

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Some members of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared unwilling to accept the idea that El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder could not be held liable for keeping a man jailed for nearly four months after he posted bond.

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The Colorado Supreme Court has determined that trial court judges who attempt to define the concept of reasonable doubt using illustrations or analogies to familiar concepts may, in fact, be committing an error that requires reversal of a defendant's conviction.

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A Costilla County man who represented himself as a "continental marshal" and said he "could take over the jail" had his conviction for impersonating a peace officer reversed last week, after the state's second-highest court determined his comments were "only speech."

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The public will not know the identities of the University of Colorado medical staff and students who are challenging the institution's vaccination policy, after a federal judge acknowledged a hostile climate exists toward people who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Colorado is on track to receive roughly $385 million as part of legal settlements reached with Johnson & Johnson and three of the country's largest drug distribution companies over their role fueling the opioid epidemic, the Colorado Attorney General's Office said Tuesday.

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At least half a dozen of the state's 22 judicial districts have temporarily halted jury trials, owing to the highly contagious omicron variant and the resulting explosion of COVID-19 infections in Colorado.

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from two outdoor advertising companies who claimed the Colorado Department of Transportation's rules for roadside signage amounted to a First Amendment violation through regulation of the signs' content.