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 >>
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?
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 >>
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 >>
Roy Den Hollander,feminist foeHere 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Commerce City is taking the Enclave BDSM club all the way to the Supreme Court.
The Enclave gave Commerce City quite a beating in court.
The Colorado Court of Appeals upholds a sentence based on questionable evidence.
This Rocky Flats movie gets glowing reviews.
August 21, 2003
RTD pays a six-figure settlement for muzzling its own directors.
Let There Be Light
Bush's Affirmative Action
Eulipions money set aside for theater may go to fund other black arts groups.
Shopping-center execs love getting attention in the media -- as long as they call the shots.
After her retarded daughter was sexually assaulted, a mother decided to teach DPS a lesson.
Denver's legal team takes a beating in a police-brutality case.
DA Dave Thomas surrenders the case against wayward juror Laura Kriho.
The Arvada Police Department likes to put on skirts and chase pedophiles.
Nobody likes Bob Eason. Maybe it's because he has all the wrong (property) values.
When you're fighting for artists' rights, things can get ugly.
Want to fight a real estate development in Colorado? Be ready to pay to play.
The Court of Appeals reverses a probate judge's controversial handling of the Letty Milstein case.
An Aurora mother loses custody of her son--for moving too much.
Should Judge Lynne Hufnagel be benched? Ask the bankrupt cabbies, bullied witnesses and banished lawyers who've tasted her bitter brand of justice.
The candidates in the Denver's DA's race refuse to come to order.
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.
THE HONEYMOON'S LONG OVER FOR EX-EPA CHIEF ANNE BURFORD AND HER LATE HUSBAND--BUT THE DIVORCE IS FOREVER.
DAD WINS THE LATEST CUSTODY BATTLE FOR THE LITTLE GIRL WHOSE MOM WAS MURDERED IN NEW JERSEY.
THE STATE SUPREME COURT CONSIDERS A FIRST AMENDMENT CASE FROM CANON CITY.