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Supreme Court limits EPA’s authority to curb power plant emissions

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean […]

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How the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect abortion access in Colorado

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly five decades of federal abortion protections. The vote was 6-3. Justice Samuel Alito authored the majority opinion, which was signed by the other conservative justices on the court: Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. Chief Justice John Roberts […]

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Boulder climate activist’s self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

By Deepa Bharath and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press After 50-year-old Wynn Bruce, a climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who self-immolated in the past to protest […]

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Colorado abortion providers are preparing for an influx of patients from Texas

Abortion providers in Colorado saw the difference when Texas banned abortions at the start of the pandemic. More calls from Texas area codes. More Texas license plates. More stories about 16-hour drives.  Now, providers are preparing for what could be a far more sustained increase, as a near-total ban on abortion takes effect in Texas, […]

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Silverman: Expect Colorado’s Supreme Court to uphold assault weapon bans

Boulder is generally spectacular, but Sept. 8, 2006, was particularly magnificent where Broadway meets Baseline. CU Law School’s new Wolf Building was dedicated. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a gun control supporter, was a special guest. States and cities had long regulated and forbidden firearms for public safety reasons. America’s high court never interfered. Cities […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, Election 2020, News, Politics and Government

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice with help of Cory Gardner

By Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late […]

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2020 Census comes to abrupt end, with Colorado almost entirely counted. Technically.

 The U.S. Census Bureau stopped collecting online responses to this year’s census at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time Thursday. Mail-in responses must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Oct. 15 and received no later than Oct. 22 to count. The bureau announced the adjusted timeline soon after an unsigned Supreme Court brief released Tuesday overrode a […]

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Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for U.S. Supreme Court; Cory Gardner voted to put her on federal bench in 2017

By Zeke Miller, Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. […]

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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 […]