Phil Weiser

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Colorado lawmakers will consider whether to repeal the death penalty again, as factors align for passage

The Colorado legislature has debated getting rid of capital punishment four times since 2000. The bill being brought this year wouldn’t send the question to voters, as proponents of lethal injection want.

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Here is why Colorado didn’t convene a grand jury to investigate priest abuse as Pennsylvania did

Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t have the same broad authority as in other states to convene a grand jury to investigate

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Colorado’s Catholic churches will open records to independent investigator in effort to account for alleged sex abuse

Prompted by a Pennsylvania grand jury’s bombshell report last year, the Colorado effort is aimed at giving alleged victims recognition, solace. Former Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer will lead the review.

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Colorado to join lawsuit challenging Trump emergency declaration, AG cites impact to military construction budget

Phil Weiser's office says Colorado will join 12 other states to oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build a wall on the border with Mexico

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Colorado’s Democratic attorney general is exploring lawsuit to stop Trump’s emergency declaration

Phil Weiser said the president’s order Friday goes against the rule of law. Other Democrats have threatened lawsuits pushing back against the move and the ACLU has already vowed to sue

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Man exonerated in rape case will receive nearly $2 million after Colorado attorney general drops compensation challenge

Clarence Moses-EL spent 28 years in prison after a rape victim said his identity came to her in a dream. Attorney General Phil Weiser says it was a “travesty of justice.”

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Nearly 3 dozen cybersecurity breaches reported in Colorado since start of consumer data-privacy law

More than 90,000 Coloradans private data has been breached -- at least that's what we know of thanks to a new state law

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Flexing new political muscle, the outdoor industry unites for a historic push against climate change

In Denver, an alliance of ski and outdoor organizations resolves to tackle “the most pressing environmental issue of our time”

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Colorado’s new attorney general wants $4.2 million for organizational makeover as part of big shift from his GOP predecessor

Phil Weiser, a Democrat, also said he will remove Colorado from a lawsuit challenging the Obama-era Clean Power Plan