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Littwin: We knew the attack on Roe was coming, but who knew the Supreme Court would move so quickly?

Few expected it to happen quite so quickly. Most thought this version of the Roberts court, with the recent additions of Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett, might tread softly before making the awful power of its 6-3 conservative majority fully known. But no. The court has wasted no time diving headfirst into the most contentious battleground […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death pours intensity on, could reshape Colorado’s hotly contested Senate race

With 45 days until the 2020 election, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death promises to add more intensity to Colorado’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race and will likely force both campaigns to change strategy in the final stretch. Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court justice’s passing Friday at age 87, Democratic calls for Republican incumbent Cory […]

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Opinion: This is the year to flip control of the Senate and protect reproductive rights

Earlier this month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the major birth control case Trump v. Pennsylvania, giving the go-ahead to a new Trump administration rule allowing virtually any employer or university to declare itself exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s landmark requirement that health insurers cover birth control without co-pays.   The decision […]

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Colorado’s largest abortion rights group splits from national organization to refocus on state-level battles

Colorado’s leading reproductive rights organization — NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado — is splitting with its national affiliate in order to solidify the state as a stronghold for abortion rights while many other Middle America states are enacting restrictions.  The state organization, which manages a “freedom fund” to pay for abortions, is changing its name to Cobalt […]

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Carman: Women under the Gold Dome are mad as hell, not going to take it anymore

Here we are, having just survived another brutal session of the Colorado legislature, and now this. What are we to do about a bra-snapping, butt-grabbing lobbyist? Didn’t we have enough trouble dealing with degenerate legislators last year? In case you missed the piece recently on Colorado Public Radio, my friend, Dede de Percin, and several […]

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Jared Polis maintains lead in new poll, but Democratic enthusiasm is what to watch

Democrat Jared Polis remains in a comfortable lead in the Colorado governor’s race, according to a new poll, but the numbers showing a partisan gap in voter enthusiasm are even more troubling for Republicans. A survey of likely voters released Wednesday from Magellan Strategies found Democrats are more energized to vote in Colorado’s 2018 midterms, […]

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A Denver-based appeals court is investigating ethics complaints against Brett Kavanaugh. Here’s why nothing will likely come from it.

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts caused a minor stir in the political-judicial continuum last week when he referred pending ethics complaints against newly sworn-in Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for investigation. According to Roberts’ letter sending the matter to the 10th, there are 15 separate complaints […]

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U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner says FBI, Capitol Police are investigating beheading video sent to his wife

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Thursday that the FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a beheading video that was sent to his wife amid last weekend’s vote confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  Someone also posted the names and addresses of the Colorado Republican’s family members as Kavanaugh’s nomination was approved. Gardner […]

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Sen. Bennet: Kavanaugh confirmation the “latest, lowest point” in endless partisan war

As delivered at the U.S. Senate on Oct. 4, 2018 Editor’s note: The Colorado Sun has also invited Sen. Cory Gardner to share his comments on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Our vote on the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh has left this body and the American people deeply divided. But I think it has also united every American […]