Posted inEnvironment, News

Conservation groups sue over coal mines in Colorado, Montana

Conservation groups filed lawsuits against state environmental agencies in Colorado and Montana this week targeting coal mines in the two states. On Tuesday, five organizations including the WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit against Colorado environmental agencies alleging they failed to ensure that the state’s largest coal mine, West Elk Mine, complied […]

Posted inEducation, News

Former Douglas County Superintendent Corey Wise sues school district, alleging retaliation and discrimination

Corey Wise has broken his silence — and the ousted superintendent is suing his former employers alleging retaliation, discrimination and that his infamous firing was illegal. The former Douglas County School District superintendent filed a lawsuit April 13 with the Colorado Civil Rights Division and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He claims the Douglas County […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Civil courts remain an institution worthy of public confidence

There is a significant amount of public narrative and hand-wringing these days over the state of our public institutions, but we take hope from the resiliency of the civil-justice system and its ability to strengthen and re-orient our values. Yes, there have been stress tests on our democratic infrastructure, but there are many recent examples […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Lawsuit claims Colorado is violating anti-slavery law by pressuring inmates to work despite health concerns

Two Colorado inmates who claim they were pressured into working despite health concerns are suing the state’s prison system, claiming it’s violating a constitutional ban on slavery and involuntary servitude. In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Denver, Harold Mortis and Richard Lilgerose claim they effectively had days added to their sentences when they initially refused […]