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Appellate Trials

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Hentzell Park: Court rejects appeal of land swap

    The Colorado Court of Appeals has rejected efforts by a group of park lovers to stop construction of a new school on eleven acres of open space in the Cherry Creek corridor -- land that the city designated as a natural area six years ago but that the Hancock administration declared was "blighted" an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Immigration: Appeals court rules on deportation after kids left unattended

    A decision today by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals could have a positive effect on the deportation case of Imelda Valenzuela Gonzalez, whose story we told in this week's feature, "Out of the Shadows." The appeals court ruled that an undocumented immigrant named Elia Ibarra should not be consi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Supreme Court will decide whether it's okay to lie about military service

    Is lying about being a decorated combat vet particularly heinous? Or is 2005's Stolen Valor Act, which made it a misdemeanor offense to make false claims about receiving service medals and awards, unconstitutional because it violates the wannabe warrior's First Amendment rights?

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Medical marijuana advisory committee shuts down, health dept. rejects caregiver definition

    Brian Vicente.​In February, a meeting of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's medical marijuana advisory committee resulted in a definition of caregivers that cheered committee member Jill Lamoureux, who called it "movement forward for patient and caregiver rights." Now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Alan Sudduth behind bars: Court denies new trial for 1995 killing somebody else cops to

    Alan Sudduth.​As recounted in the April story "The Boy Who Wouldn't Tell," Alan Sudduth has spent more than half his 31 years behind bars for the 1995 killing of Denver cab driver Finley Bradshaw Myers, even though somebody else -- a friend of Sudduth's named Nicholas Reed -- has repeatedly co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Ladies' night all right with New York judges

    Roy Den Hollander,feminist foe​Here in Colorado, ladies' nights have survived Steve Horner's repeated attempts to shut them down, and a New York appeals court has just ruled that ladies' nights are all right with them, too. The Manhattan-based Second Court of Appeals rejected Manhattan attorn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Medical marijuana: Attorney general wants to revive rejected case against Frank Marzano

    Rob Corry.​In July, attorney Rob Corry outlined his appeal on behalf of Frank Marzano, who was convicted of marijuana charges in 2007 after a search for a fugitive turned up medical marijuana. Two weeks ago, the Colorado Court of Appeals tossed the Marzano case on illegal-search-and-seizure gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    CSU gun ban: Another school weapons prohibition bites the dust

    Is Cam the Ram about to become Cambo?​Colorado State University System officials voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind the school's hotly contested campus gun ban in response to a court ruling last month that wiped out a similar prohibition at CU-Boulder. The CSU ban, which was passed earlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Guns on campus: CSU faces lawsuit in wake of court tossing CU's concealed-carry ban

    ​As promised, the Rocky Mountain Gun Owner's Club has filed suit against Colorado State University for its board's recent ban of concealed weapons on campus. With the suit filed on the same day as a Colorado Court of Appeals decision to throw out CU-Boulder's similar ban, it might have more am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Rocky Flats judgment appealed while plaintiffs wait... and wait

    ​Plutonium lasts forever, and so do legal cases involving Rocky Flats. Yesterday, 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges Stephen Anderson, Jerome Holmes and Michael Murphy heard arguments in the appeal of the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant class-action lawsuit -- filed by neighbors of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    SF Weekly/Bay Guardian fight: Does it have any impact on Westword?

    ​One of the longest running battles in the alternative journalism field involves two San Francisco publications, the Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly, a part of the Village Voice Media chain, and a sister paper of Westword. Back in May 2008, as sketched out in the Editor & Publisher piece "Batt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Westword pot humor makes it into Supreme Court filing in Stacy Clendenin medical marijuana case

    Hope they've got a sense of humor.​At last -- a defense against readers who aren't wowed by Westword's marijuana jokes: An article filled with them is cited in a petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Colorado Supreme Court filed yesterday in the case of medical marijuana caregiver Stacy Cle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Live blogging the Denver District Court pot hearing

    A Flickr photo.​Last Thursday, several of the state's prominent pot lawyers filed a motion to void a recent Colorado Board of Health decision to strike from its rules what it means to be a marijuana caregiver -- a move that upended the burgeoning medical marijuana industry. Starting at 8:30 a. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Brian Vicente on victory in hearing to void Board of Health's medical-marijuana ruling

    Brian Vicente helped make the Board of Health back down, at least temporarily -- and he'll get paid for doing so.​As reported in our live blog about a Denver District Court hearing this morning, Judge Larry Naves ruled in favor of medical-marijuana advocates, who argued against a controversial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    John Suthers buzzing on Stacy Clendenin medical-marijuana ruling

    "Why is everyone getting so worked up over little ol' me?"​In September, Joel Warner wrote a blog entitled "Could Clendenin Case Deal a Blow to Colorado's Pot Biz?" Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who's been trying to put the medical-marijuana genie back in the bottle, certainly hopes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Headed West owner on the saving of his hookah mural

    Headed West owner Mike Mahaney in front of his mural.​Just because the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled against the City of Englewood in its effort to get rid of an Alice In Wonderland-inspired mural featuring a hookah-puffing insect doesn't mean Headed West owner Mike Mahaney, the man who comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Could Clendenin case deal a blow to Colorado's pot biz?

    ​As noted in this week's cover story, "Pot of Gold," while Colorado's Amendment 20, which legalized marijuana in 2000, does not cover the subject of marijuana dispensaries, a flood of such operations are opening statewide under the auspices of a complicated legal framework that's evolved withi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    The Colorado Judicial Building reeks

    Views of the Colorado Judicial Building.​Good news for those of you who've always felt something stinks at the Colorado Judicial Building, where the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are housed: Today, even Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey agrees with you. She's closed the str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Tom Martino's arrogance helps him win court case

    Tom Martino. Last week, self-proclaimed "Troubleshooter" Tom Martino, a KHOW personality who's also part of Channel 31's staff, came out on top of a ruling by a San Francisco-based federal appeals court. In the decision, a three-judge panel declined to overrule a lower court's dismissal of a lawsui ... More >>

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    September 7, 2007
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    August 23, 2007
  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Kink in the System

    Commerce City is taking the Enclave BDSM club all the way to the Supreme Court.

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Legally Binding

    The Enclave gave Commerce City quite a beating in court.

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    When Mistakes Don't Matter

    The Colorado Court of Appeals upholds a sentence based on questionable evidence.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2006
  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Dirty Pictures

    This Rocky Flats movie gets glowing reviews.

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    Bummer Summer
    August 21, 2003

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    The High Cost of Free Speech

    RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Follow That Story

    Lingua Franca

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    December 20, 2001

    Follow That Story

    Let There Be Light

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    August 16, 2001

    Follow That Story

    Bush's Affirmative Action

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    April 19, 2001

    Surprise Ending

    Eulipions money set aside for theater may go to fund other black arts groups.

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    Scene From a Mall

    Shopping-center execs love getting attention in the media -- as long as they call the shots.

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Telling Tales Out of School

    After her retarded daughter was sexually assaulted, a mother decided to teach DPS a lesson.

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    A State of Denial

    Denver's legal team takes a beating in a police-brutality case.

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Juris Prudence

    DA Dave Thomas surrenders the case against wayward juror Laura Kriho.

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Men in Dragnet

    The Arvada Police Department likes to put on skirts and chase pedophiles.

  • News

    May 27, 1999

    Location, Location, Location

    Nobody likes Bob Eason. Maybe it's because he has all the wrong (property) values.

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    Not a Pretty Picture

    When you're fighting for artists' rights, things can get ugly.

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    Put Up or Shut Up

    Want to fight a real estate development in Colorado? Be ready to pay to play.

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Letty Wins

    The Court of Appeals reverses a probate judge's controversial handling of the Letty Milstein case.

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    Packing It In

    An Aurora mother loses custody of her son--for moving too much.

  • News

    October 24, 1996

    Motion to Dismiss

    Should Judge Lynne Hufnagel be benched? Ask the bankrupt cabbies, bullied witnesses and banished lawyers who've tasted her bitter brand of justice.

  • News

    October 17, 1996

    Trial by Ire

    The candidates in the Denver's DA's race refuse to come to order.

  • News

    January 3, 1996

    A SWEET DEAL

    NEED A TAX BREAK FOR THE NEW YEAR? CONSIDER RAISING BEES, DONKEYS, HAY OR, AS A LAST RESORT, A STINK WITH THE COUNTY ASSESSOR.TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE? FOR A SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPER SEEKING A TAX BREAK, THAT'S NO QUESTION. BUT TAXPAYERS GET STUNG.

  • News

    November 8, 1995

    BURIED TREASURE

    THE HONEYMOON'S LONG OVER FOR EX-EPA CHIEF ANNE BURFORD AND HER LATE HUSBAND--BUT THE DIVORCE IS FOREVER.

  • News

    May 3, 1995

    ALEXIS STAYS PUT

    DAD WINS THE LATEST CUSTODY BATTLE FOR THE LITTLE GIRL WHOSE MOM WAS MURDERED IN NEW JERSEY.

  • News

    March 23, 1994

    JUDGING THE JUDGE

    THE STATE SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS A FIRST AMENDMENT CASE FROM CANON CITY.

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