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Clarence Moses-EL’s federal lawsuit against Denver for overturned rape conviction is dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Denver authorities filed by a man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape conviction that was later overturned. Judge Marcia Krieger ruled Monday that Clarence Moses-EL had not shown that the city and various former officials prosecuted him maliciously. Krieger wrote that Moses-EL’s experience was […]

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Latest legal challenge by Masterpiece Cakeshop baker can continue, judge rules

A judge says the latest legal challenge by a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple can continue. In a ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel rejected Colorado’s arguments that the federal court should stay out of the dispute over whether the state is treating Jack Phillips unfairly […]

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Colorado baker, central in U.S. Supreme Court case, back in court over 2nd LGBT bias allegation

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds — a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating […]

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Two Iranians indicted in hacking scheme that held CDOT computers hostage and cost Colorado up to $2 million

A federal grand jury has indicted two Iranian men accused of holding the Colorado Department of Transportation’s computer system hostage earlier this year as part of a wide-reaching international computer hacking and extortion scheme. The malware infected critical systems nationwide, including hospitals, and extorted more than 200 victims who paid the attackers $6 million, according […]

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Jury finds in favor of Colorado marijuana grow in closely watched federal lawsuit

A southern Colorado marijuana grow facility did not hurt the property values of a neighboring couple, a jury in Denver decided Wednesday, ending a closely watched lawsuit that had hung like a dark cloud over the state’s cannabis industry. If the lawsuit had been successful, it could have created a blueprint for opponents of marijuana […]

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Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, Jason Dunn, has been sworn into office; marijuana questions remain

Colorado has a new top federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn was sworn in during a private ceremony Friday. Dunn was nominated by President Donald Trump in June and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October. Dunn was a shareholder at the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law and lobbying. He previously worked as a deputy […]

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Jason Dunn, Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, is confirmed by U.S. Senate

The nomination of Jason Dunn, President Donald Trump’s pick to be Colorado’s next U.S. attorney, was confirmed Thursday night by the U.S. Senate.  That’s according to U.S. Sen Cory Gardner’s office. The Colorado Republican’s staffers say Dunn was approved by a voice vote.  “Jason is going to make an excellent U.S. Attorney for the District […]

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The top federal prosecutor in Colorado says the state’s marijuana laws are too loose

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said he is particularly concerned with how companies that […]

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Federal judge upholds endangered species list protections for Gunnison sage grouse

By Dan Elliot, The Associated Press A rare bird found only in Colorado and Utah will stay on the endangered species list, at least for now, a U.S. district judge said Friday. The judge upheld a 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the Gunnison sage grouse as a threatened species […]