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New York judge urged to reject Castle Rock man’s request to move border wall case to Colorado

Timothy Shea has pleaded not guilty, as have his three co-defendants, including Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist

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

A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in early March eliminated an exception that allowed a coal mine expansion in the Sunset Roadless Area

Federal judge orders police not to use chemical weapons, projectiles against peaceful Denver protesters

“The Denver Police Department has failed in its duty to police its own,” Judge R. Brooke Jackson wrote in his sweeping ruling

CEO of Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride among those indicted for chicken price fixing

The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from at least 2012 to 2017

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges, including in Colorado

In Colorado, a judge sided with conservation groups and said the Trump administration's review of 171 proposed natural gas wells didn’t look closely enough at the cumulative effect of drilling on climate change

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

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

New federal charges against Planned Parenthood gunman don’t necessarily equate to a faster outcome

If Robert Lewis Dear’s competency is questioned in the federal case, as it was in the state case, a resolution to the deadly 2015 shooting at a clinic in Colorado Springs could still be far off

Suspected gunman in 2015 Planned Parenthood shooting federally indicted after four years of stalled state case

Colorado's U.S. Attorney's Office announced the 68-count indictment on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear Jr. could face the death penalty in the case.

Federal judge strikes down Trump administration rule allowing health care workers to refuse abortions

Colorado was among 19 states that sued to block the rule from taking effect Nov. 22

AG Phil Weiser backs Philly in lawsuit over supervised-drug-use sites, even if Colorado’s effort is stalled

Weiser joined attorneys general from six other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the Philadelphia non-profit Safehouse

Should it be illegal for Colorado’s elected officials to block someone on social media? This lawsuit may provide a definitive answer.

State Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction, blocked a constituent on Twitter and Facebook. The ACLU has sued him, hoping to set legal precedent amid a growing debate on the issue in Colorado.

Colorado’s new U.S. attorney agrees with rescinding of Cole Memo, says “jury is still out” on enforcement around marijuana concentrates

Jason Dunn, a President Donald Trump appointee, said his views of cannabis are much like those of his predecessors -- which would mean little impact on the state’s legal marijuana industry

Activists want details on 27-year-old criminal investigation into Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

The government built plutonium triggers at the Rocky Flats plant from 1952 to 1989. It was shut down after a two-year grand jury investigation into environmental violations.