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Prosecutors allege Colorado judge used AR-15 rifle in felony menacing case

A Colorado state judge charged with felony menacing is accused of using an AR-15 style rifle to intimidate the alleged victim in the case, according to a court filing released Wednesday. In the document charging Judge Mark Thompson with one count of felony menacing, prosecutors allege he used the rifle to place or attempt to […]

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Rep. Herod: Eliminating juvenile-justice fees means better justice for juveniles

Colorado lawmakers have a chance to stop the damaging and unproductive practice of charging administrative fees and costs to children in the juvenile system and their families.  As a state legislator committed to Colorado’s youth and families, racial equity, and economic justice, I’m proud to sponsor House Bill 1315, which would eliminate these fees from […]

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

An emotional Colorado Chief Justice Brian Boatright addressed the legislature and the people of Colorado on Thursday. The judicial branch has been battered by allegations ranging from discrimination to sexual assault and coverups, and now massive cracks in the ivory tower of the judicial branch threaten to crumble its reputation and Coloradans’ faith in the […]

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

Colorado’s embattled Judicial Branch faces major challenges in addressing its workplace culture and diversity on top of a yearslong trial backlog caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright told the legislature on Thursday.  “We will think anew and we will act anew,” Broatright said as he delivered an emotional […]