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Colorado judge resigns after state Supreme Court censure over multiple reports of racial bias

By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as well as using court employees to work on personal business. The Colorado Supreme Court issued the censure for […]

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

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands. Judges have ruled administration officials […]

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Judge vacates part of protection decision on cutthroat trout species found in Colorado, New Mexico

A judge has asked U.S. biologists to explain part of a determination that a trout native to Colorado and New Mexico doesn’t merit an endangered species listing. But U.S. District Court Senior Judge Marcia S. Krieger found that a 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service not to list the Rio Grande cutthroat […]