Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: The Supreme Court has put us in a constitutional crisis and a climate crisis

The Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate is outraged by the recent Supreme Court decision eviscerating the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The decision is an outright attack on Congress that shatters our checks-and-balances system of government. It signals that we are in a constitutional crisis that will […]

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Littwin: Does Trump know how government works? Here’s a hint: It involves more than issuing executive orders

The news conference was vintage Donald Trump, and I don’t mean that in a good way. What I mean is, the insanity of the moment just got that much crazier. After insulting Democrats, after saying they care only about bailing out states and cities run by Democrats (you know, like Colorado and Denver), after doing […]

Posted inCOVID, News

It’s unclear if Colorado counties can legally evict visitors to slow coronavirus. But one is doing it anyway.

In the midst of a pandemic that has bashed Gunnison County with a sledgehammer of illness, county officials are now facing a Constitutional furor over the rights of second homeowners during a public health crisis. The debate erupted when Gunnison County took the unusual step on April 3 of ordering the owners of around 4,000 […]

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Colorado’s Democratic attorney general is exploring lawsuit to stop Trump’s emergency declaration

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is exploring whether to file a lawsuit to stop President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration for funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump made the extraordinary move Friday, sidestepping a Congress that has refused to grant the White House the more than $5 billion in funding that […]