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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

Colorado’s judicial branch to be investigated for sexual harassment, gender discrimination

A panel of representatives from the legislature, Colorado Attorney General’s office and Gov. Jared Polis’ office will form to choose the investigators

Crime and Courts

A guide to how Amendment 23, “the budget stabilization factor” and “the negative factor” shape education spending in Colorado

The Sun’s Capitol Sunlight project helps Coloradans understand how the state’s political systems and spending work

Politics and Government

Colorado Supreme Court updates definition of common-law marriage to include LGBTQ, nontraditional couples

Three rulings issued Monday broaden criteria for common-law marriage, address situations where couples don’t agree on marriage status

Crime and Courts

Nicolais: A Colorado Supreme Court justice put principle over personal preference in two recent cases

By choosing to write dissents in two anti-discrimination cases before the Colorado Supreme Court, Marquez showed exceptional judicial restraint

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s State Court Administrator’s Office lacks “culture of accountability,” audit finds

The department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on leave, contracts and buyouts over four years with little or no justification

Politics and Government

Former Weld County judge who tipped off friend about drug investigation is censured

According to the censure, Ryan Kamada also frequently texted his friends inappropriate comments about what was happening in his courtroom

Crime and Courts

Maria Berkenkotter selected by Gov. Jared Polis as his first Colorado Supreme Court appointee

Maria Berkenkotter, a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, is the former chief judge in the 20th Judicial District in Boulder County

Politics and Government

Gov. Jared Polis will select one of these three people to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court

The appointment will be the Democrat’s first to the high court and will replace the last Republican-appointed justice on the panel

Politics and Government

Seven big takeaways from Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper’s third — and most fiery — debate

The two U.S. Senate candidates faced off hours after Colorado elections officials began mailing ballots to voters across the state

Politics and Government

Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for U.S. Supreme Court; Cory Gardner voted to put her on federal bench in 2017

Gardner voted to approve Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2017, suggesting he already approved of her credentials to be a top federal jurist. Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, voted against her confirmation for that job.

Politics and Government

Here’s what John Hickenlooper thinks about a U.S. Supreme Court expansion and what makes a good justice

As President Donald Trump and Republicans in the Senate look to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat, the court is becoming a central election issue

Politics and Government

Carman: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy lives in the beating hearts of Colorado’s justice system

Opinion Columns

Patrick Neville, Michelle Malkin file lawsuit challenging Colorado’s mask-wearing mandate. It likely faces a steep hill.

The mask mandate was issued by Gov. Jared Polis on July 17 after saying earlier that such a requirement was unenforceable.

Coronavirus

Colorado’s new redistricting process needs you — yes, you — to help decide the political districts

A look at how the new redistricting commissions are selected and how they will draw new congressional and legislative maps in Colorado

Politics and Government

Colorado voters may face as many as 11 major questions on November ballot as initiative deadline arrives

Four questions are pending approval from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, including a measure to create paid family and medical leave program and a state income tax cut

Politics and Government

She and other Colorado law grads worried that a coronavirus bar exam was a bad idea. Then she tested positive.

Sydney Donovan found out about her positive COVID-19 test result when she turned on her phone Wednesday after finishing the test. She was asymptomatic and was only screened because of an upcoming surgery.

Coronavirus

Colorado Supreme Court rejects governor’s attempt to allow signature gathering for ballot initiatives by email, mail

The decision marks the first court-ordered reversal of an action taken by Gov. Jared Polis in response to the coronavirus crisis

Politics and Government

Colorado Supreme Court upholds state’s law banning large-capacity gun magazines

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a fierce gun rights organization based in Colorado, challenged the large-capacity magazine law. They argue that it violates the state constitution.

Crime and Courts
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