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Colorado man sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for hate crime attack on Black man

Nolan Levi Strauss, 27, pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime involving an attempt to kill

Crime and Courts

Tiger King’s Joe Exotic will get shorter prison sentence following ruling by Denver-based federal appeals court

Joe Exotic had been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison in January 2020. The appeals court ordered the trial court to re-sentence him.

Crime and Courts

Seventh Colorado man faces federal charges in connection with deadly U.S. Capitol riot

Glenn Wes Lee Croy of Colorado Springs has been charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct related to the Jan. 6 mob

Crime and Courts

Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, will resign Feb. 28

"At the end of the day, Coloradans could vote freely and be sure that their votes were counted accurately," Dunn said in a statement announcing his resignation

Politics and Government

Colorado geophysicist accused in U.S. Capitol riot tried to flee to Switzerland, feds say

A federal judge said the actions by Jeffrey Sabol, a 51-year-old born in Utica, New York, were “beyond the pale and it is troubling to a degree that is really ... shocking."

Crime and Courts

Third Colorado man faces federal charges, including allegations he assaulted officer, after U.S. Capitol riot

Robert Gieswein, a 24-year-old from Woodland Park, was involved with paramilitary and militia groups, including the Three Percenters, prior to the riot, authorities allege

News

Federal court weighs whether Colorado law can require web designer to make websites for same-sex couples

The case is reminiscent of the Masterpiece Cakeshop challenge that went to the U.S. Supreme Court

Crime and Courts

Man described as neo-Nazi pleads guilty in Pueblo synagogue bomb plot

Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or fire and attempting to destroy a building used in interstate commerce

Crime and Courts

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

Cory Gardner has voted to confirm 98% of Trump’s judicial nominees as decision on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat looms

The Republican U.S. senator from Colorado has said “no” to just four of President Donald Trump’s 214 federal judge nominations

Politics and Government

Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The USPS says, additionally, more than 200,000 postcards -- or about 10% of the total printed -- are in the process of being delivered and are already commingled with other mail

Politics and Government

Trump administration rescinds rule requiring foreign students to attend in-person classes or leave U.S.

Colorado and 16 other states on Monday sued to block the rule from going into effect

Education

Denver reaches agreement in lawsuit over police response to George Floyd protests

A judge must sign off to finalize the agreement. It is unclear when the agreement could become final.

News

Federal agents arrest man in Colorado suspected of setting Minneapolis police precinct on fire

Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22, appeared briefly in federal court in Denver by video on Tuesday to be advised of the aiding and abetting of arson charge filed against him

Crime and Courts

“It was completely unprovoked”: Protester shot in the face with pepper ball by Denver police demands accountability

The Denver Police Department says they are aware of the incident, captured in a viral video, and are investigating. Darrell Hampton, 27, says he has no idea why he was shot.

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Weld County jail, following federal judge’s orders, identifies 89 inmates vulnerable to coronavirus

Judge Philip Brimmer ruled earlier this month that Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams failed to take adequate measures to protect inmates and violated their Eighth Amendment rights against cruel and unusual punishment

Coronavirus

Federal judge cancels oil and gas leases on some sage grouse land

The birds that range across 11 Western states, including Colorado, have suffered sharp population declines in recent decades because of development, disease, drought and wildfires.

Environment

Judge: Federal government’s lawsuit against Durango railroad over 2018 wildfire should proceed

In July, the U.S. government named the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as the cause of the 416 Fire

Crime and Courts

Judge rules that Denver’s urban camping ban is unconstitutional

Denver County Judge Johnny C. Barajas cited a decision last year from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down a ban on camping in public places in Boise, Idaho

Crime and Courts

Court sides with Colorado’s federal supermax prison in censorship case brought by magazine

The three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected an argument by the magazine's publisher, Prison Legal News, that a court order was warranted to prevent future censorship

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