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

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper says a commitment to upholding civil rights — including abortion protections under Roe v. Wade — is critical for his support of any U.S. Supreme Court nominee.  “I’ve never used it as a litmus test,” he added of a judge’s views on abortion, “but I do think most people who are […]

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

Cory Gardner is a consistent ally of President Donald Trump when it comes to judicial picks, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. The Colorado Republican has voted to confirm all but four of the 214 nominations to the U.S Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court put forth by Trump that have been […]

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

The U.S. Postal Service on Sunday unsuccessfully asked a federal judge in Colorado to reconsider an order barring it from continuing to distribute a mailer that the state says contains incorrect information about Colorado’s mail-in voting system. The agency says it has already delivered 75% of the flyers it planned to distribute to Coloradans. Colorado […]

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

By Collin Binkley, The Associated Press BOSTON — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. The decision was announced at the […]

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

The city of Denver has reached an agreement with four people who sued over the police department’s use of force during George Floyd protests, officials said. The plaintiffs filed their lawsuit against the city and the police department June 5 after claiming they were injured by law enforcement officers while protesting police brutality, KUSA-TV reported.  The […]

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

A Minnesota man arrested in Colorado has been charged on suspicion of setting some of the fires that destroyed a Minneapolis police station on a night when protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent. Dylan Shakespeare Robinson, 22, appeared briefly in federal court in Denver by video on Tuesday to be advised of […]

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

A 27-year-old man is demanding accountability after he was shot in the face with a pepper ball by a Denver police officer last weekend while attending a protest in response to the death of George Floyd.  “It was completely unprovoked,” said Darrell Hampton, of Littleton.  He said it felt like being punched in the face […]

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

GREELEY — The Weld County sheriff’s office has announced plans Tuesday to distance 89 inmates deemed vulnerable to COVID-19 from other inmates in the county jail following orders to do so from a federal judge. Judge Philip Brimmer ruled earlier this month that Sheriff Steve Reams failed to take adequate measures to protect inmates and […]

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

By Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald DURANGO — In what could be a major blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge has recommended that a district court throw out the train’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S. government is seeking $25 million for fighting the 416 Fire. […]