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What to expect in the court case against the Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect

The case against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa will likely follow the course of those against other people accused in other Colorado mass shootings. But there is one big exception.

Crime and Courts

Colorado Court of Appeals approves use of courtroom comfort dogs

The Colorado Court of Appeals said on Thursday that the defendant’s right to confrontation doesn’t carry with it a right to impose discomfort on an accusing witness

Crime and Courts

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.”

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Federal judge requires week notice before encampment sweeps in Denver

Judge William Martinez ruled Monday that Denver must give a week's notice before clearing out illegal encampments.


Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems employee files defamation suit against Trump campaign, Rudy Giuliani

Eric Coomer, a Coloradan, alleges he has been the target of a false conspiracy that has harmed his reputation and left him facing threats

Politics and Government

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

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice with help of Cory Gardner

Colorado's Republican Sen. Cory Gardner voted in favor of the confirmation. Colorado's Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet voted against it.

Politics and Government

Denver police look for masked suspects in fire that killed 5

Killed were Djibril and Adja Diol, along with their 22-month-old daughter Khadija, as well as relative Hassan Diol and her infant daughter Hawa Baye.

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The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.

Experts say this appears to be the first time a Colorado governor has asked the attorney general’s office to serve as a special prosecutor on a case already decided on by a district attorney

Crime and Courts

Colorado governor defends prison system, accuses ACLU of using coronavirus to push its agenda

“The pandemic is no excuse to let criminals out,” Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday, saying that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of inmates and guards at state prisons


Silverman: The coronavirus has closed courts, but it will keep Colorado attorneys busy

Opinion Columns

Veteran resort operator proposes to lead Granby Ranch out of chaos

Andy Wirth, a former executive at Steamboat Springs, Intrawest and Squaw Alpine, is vying to manage skiing and golf at Granby Ranch as the resort's owner navigates foreclosure


ICE asks federal judge to force Denver to turn over information on 4 men subject to deportation

Accusing ICE of seeking the information for “political reasons," Denver said it would not comply unless a judge determined that the orders were appropriate

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Lender scuttles Granby Ranch deal, files to foreclose on resort weighed down by $62 million debt

A deal to avoid a court battle over ski and golf community is abandoned as lender tells Grand County court: “The property is inadequate security for repayment of the loan.”


Judge rejects challenge to Colorado wildlife officials’ plan to kill black bears and mountain lions

Judge Robert McGahey, Jr., ruled that Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists can continue with plans to cull mountain lions and black bears from the Piceance and Upper Arkansas River basins


Opinion: Justice comes in many forms. Here’s how wrongs can be turned into good policy and laws.

Opinion Columns

Judge dismisses lawsuits challenging private management in two Colorado school districts

David H. Goldberg, a Denver district court judge, ruled that the union failed to establish how the order had caused injury and so lacked grounds to sue


Lawsuit seeks suspension of drilling permits in Colorado until regulations are updated

Colorado Rising attorney Joe Salazar said the Denver District Court complaint alleges the state is issuing drilling permits under rules made obsolete by a new law


Adams County DA had “romantic relationship” with victim advocate who died last month, court record says

Kate Petrocco’s family cites the relationship with District Attorney Dave Young as a reason to keep him away from the investigation into her death

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