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

The news of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday hit Phil Weiser “like a gut punch.” The Colorado attorney general who clerked for Ginsburg in the 1990s was poised to observe the Jewish High Holy Days when he heard the announcement. “2020 has already been such a hard year,” he said. “Add […]

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

UPDATE: The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the case. The top Republican in the Colorado House and a well-known conservative commentator from Colorado Springs have filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jared Polis’ mask-wearing mandate more than a month after it went into effect. But it likely faces a steep hill to being quickly heard. […]

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

By a landslide, Colorado voters decided in 2018 to overhaul the state’s once-a-decade redistricting process. The goal: finally putting an end to the partisan bloodsport known as gerrymandering. Now, the responsibility falls on the same voters to ensure that the reforms work as planned. This month, the state began accepting applications to serve on the […]

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

Colorado voters appear poised to decide as many as nine major issues on the November ballot — but far fewer than initially expected after the coronavirus made it difficult to qualify. So far, seven measures are set for the ballot. And the organizers behind four more initiatives said they submitted more than the 124,632 valid […]

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

Sydney Donovan felt fine. But ahead of a shoulder surgery scheduled for Friday, the recent University of Denver Sturm College of Law grad was required to get tested for the new coronavirus.  On Monday she received a nasal swab fully expecting the results to come back negative. On Tuesday and Wednesday she sat for the […]

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

The Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously rejected Gov. Jared Polis’ effort to allow signatures for ballot initiatives to be gathered by email and mail, saying that the Democrat does not have the power to suspend a requirement in the state’s constitution even in a disaster emergency like the coronavirus crisis. “The Colorado constitution requires […]

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

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state’s 7-year-old ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition.  Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a hard-line gun rights organization based in Colorado, challenged the large-capacity magazine law, arguing that it violates the state constitution.  Specifically, the organization contended that the law goes against […]

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Colorado Supreme Court removes second Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, Lorena Garcia, from primary ballot

The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday removed another Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from the June primary ballot after reversing a lower court’s order. Lorena Garcia, a community organizer, should not be allowed to participate in the election, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled. Garcia didn’t collect enough signatures — 1,500 from each of Colorado’s seven congressional […]

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Colorado Supreme Court rules Democratic U.S. Senate candidate who didn’t collect sufficient signatures shouldn’t be on ballot

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower court’s ruling that allowed a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate to be on the June primary ballot, even though she hadn’t collected enough signatures to qualify. Michelle Ferrigno Warren, a nonprofit leader, argued that she wasn’t able to gather the necessary number of signatures — 1,500 […]