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Nicolais: Colorado’s judicial system is broken. Can Chief Justice Boatright fix it?

Colorado’s chief justice has developed skills that should help him guide the judicial branch through its current crisis

Opinion Columns

Colorado Judicial Branch faces major challenges in culture, diversity and trial backlogs, chief justice says

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright delivered his State of the Judiciary speech to the legislature on Thursday, vowing to make change. He said the judicial branch faces a “crisis of confidence in its leadership.”

Crime and Courts

Big Idea: Colorado drivers shouldn’t lose licenses just for being too poor to pay court fines

State Rep. Leslie Herod says we should stop taking away driver’s licenses for failing to pay hefty fees completely unrelated to driving crimes.

Politics and Government

CEO of Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride among those indicted for chicken price fixing

The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from at least 2012 to 2017

Crime and Courts

Colorado child porn suspect posted “hunting guide” online listing mosque and synagogue addresses

Federal prosecutors have charged 29-year-old Wesley Gilreath with possessing hundreds of photos and videos of child pornography

Crime and Courts

Did the Colorado Supreme Court just throw the state’s marijuana-legalization regime into question? The chief justice seems to think so.

A case about drug-sniffing dogs could turn into a watershed moment in Colorado marijuana law. Or not. Legal experts are split.

Crime and Courts

Should it be illegal for Colorado’s elected officials to block someone on social media? This lawsuit may provide a definitive answer.

State Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, blocked a constituent on Twitter and Facebook. The ACLU has sued him, hoping to set legal precedent amid a growing debate on the issue in Colorado.

Politics and Government

From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover

A slate of bills making their way through the Colorado legislature would keep people out of jail, reduce penalties for some crimes and remove barriers for offenders once they are released from prison. Many of the measures have bipartisan support, but In some cases law enforcement want the brakes pumped.

Crime and Courts

What you need to know about Colorado’s current death penalty law

As lawmakers debate repealing it, here's how Colorado's capital punishment system works.

Crime and Courts

Man exonerated in rape case will receive nearly $2 million after Colorado attorney general drops compensation challenge

Clarence Moses-EL spent 28 years in prison after a rape victim said his identity came to her in a dream. Attorney General Phil Weiser says it was a “travesty of justice.”

Crime and Courts