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New Judgeship Created In 12th District

After the legislature created a new judgeship with House Bill 1034, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 20, the Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Alamosa Combined Court on May 18 to interview and select nominees for gubernatorial appointment to the new position, effective July 1.

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Denver District Court Judge Finalists Announced

Three nominees for a Denver County court judge position were announced Friday.

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Colorado AG Responds To Pot Lawsuit

LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman met today’s deadline to respond to a pot lawsuit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by the attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the citizen-initiated and voter-approved laws that enable Colorado to monitor and control recreational marijuana businesses. Colorado’s response asks the court to […]

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Published State Court Opinions

Compiled by Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO Editor’s note: Summaries are pulled directly from court opinions and edited for clarity and space. COLORADO SUPREME COURT March 16 opinions: People v. Carrion This interlocutory appeal challenged the trial court’s order suppressing statements made by defendant Luis Carrion, a native Spanish speaker, during custodial interrogation. Interrogating officers gave […]

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Spot Opens For 11th Judicial District Judgeship

With the retirement of Judge Charles Barton, a vacancy on the 11th Judicial District bench will open July 1. The nominating commission will meet at the Fremont Combined Court in Canon City on May 11 to interview and select nominees for gubernatorial appointment to the office of district judge. The 11th Judicial District includes Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Park counties.

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Reilly Pozner Nets Verdict For Bank’s Role In Ponzi Scheme

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO A March 9 verdict marked the last piece to fall in a six-year lawsuit over a Ponzi scheme with thousands of victims. Reilly Pozner was lead counsel on the trial, which was heard in U.S. District Court for the District of St. Louis in Missouri. The verdict cost PNC Bank […]

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SCOTUS Hears Abercrombie Discrimination Case

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO In considering a religious discrimination case out of the 10th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court tackled a legal Catch-22: If an employer decides not to hire an applicant because of a perceived religious conflict, is it discrimination if the employer was not expressly told? The high court heard oral arguments […]

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Appeals Court Re-Examines Use Of In-Life Photos

By Doug Chartier, LAW WEEK COLORADO In a recent review of a reckless manslaughter conviction, the Colorado Court of Appeals rejected a district court’s admission of in-life photographs depicting the victim, saying that the photos, as presented by the prosecution, cast an unfair prejudice against the defendant. The judgment brings to light, once again, a common […]

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