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Finalists Selected For 17th Judicial District Judge Slot

The pool of candidates for an open district court judgeship has been narrowed to three.

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Homicide Appeal Follows Negative News

By Hannah Garcia, LAW WEEK COLORADO Even if a defendant is found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, one of dozens of decisions made from the bench could lead to a vacated verdict. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a vehicular homicide conviction in a Nov. 6 ruling because a trial judge declined defense counsel’s […]

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Two Years, No Cert, More Confusion

Two full years have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Miller v. Alabama, striking down all state statutes that impose mandatory life-with-out-parole sentences for minors.

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Finalists Selected For Ouray County Judgeship

LAW WEEK COLORADO The 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated two candidates for an Ouray County Court judgeship created by the appointment of the Judge David Westfall to the district court, effective Jan. 13. Nominees Leslie German of Ridgway and Donald (Cory) Jackson of Ouray were selected in a meeting on Nov. 17, in […]

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Union Station Makes Right By ADA

By Tony Flesor, LAW WEEK COLORADO Denver’s Union Station will get an addition to its recent remodel with a nudge from the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. The CCDC announced Thursday that it reached a settlement with the Union Station Alliance to add a permanent ramp to the Grand Hall, a raised area in the refurbished Union […]

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Judge Spot Opens In Grand County

After a majority of voters on Election Day chose not to retain Grand County Judge Ben McClelland, a spot will open on the bench on Jan. 13.

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Colorado AG Settles With Three Foreclosure Law Firms

LAW WEEK COLORADO Colorado Attorney General John Suthers  announced today civil law enforcement actions against three Colorado foreclosure law firms. The firms are accused of allegedly inflating foreclosure costs charged to homeowners and others and charged with violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act and the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Simultaneously, the Attorney General’s […]

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New Judge Named In 1st District

LAW WEEK COLORADO Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Laura Tighe as a district court judge in the 1st Judicial District (Jefferson and Gilpin Counties). The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Stephen Munsinger. Tighe is currently a partner at Bayer & Carey, where her practice involves civil litigation with a focus on property and […]

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