The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that Colorado attorneys can advise medical and recreational marijuana shops to follow state laws, even though such laws are in complete contradiction to federal laws that Colorado attorneys all vow to uphold. Back in December, the Colorado Bar Association had rel ... More >>
People from around the country took part in CannaSearch, Colorado's first cannabis job fair, at which twelve marijuana-based companies set up tables offering job opportunities. O.Pen Vape presented the event, and it was open for anyone ages 21 and older. Jobs included photojournalism, marketing, sa ... More >>
Yesterday, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that Amendment 64 applies retroactively to defendants whose actions would have been legal under the measure and were appealing convictions when it became law. A64 co-author Brian Vicente has called the decision a huge victory, while Colorado Attorney Ge ... More >>
The folks at the Colorado Bar Association have weed on their mind. For the December edition of its "Legal Lines" column, the CBA considered whether marijuana attorneys are violating professional ethics by representing clients who break federal law (even if what they're doing is perfectly fine in Col ... More >>
Are attorneys who work with marijuana businesses violating professional ethics by assisting folks whose actions are legal in Colorado but break federal law? According to the Colorado Bar Association, the answer is: Not always, but often. This conclusion concerns Warren Edson, an attorney who special ... More >>
This week, Gretchen Kurtz tested the "Colorado Bar-B-Que" at Tin Star Smokehouse in Golden, Lori Midson headed to the Walnut Room to toss pies with executive chef Jonah Munson, and Mark Antonation paired sandwiches from Baker's Palace Vietnamese with traditional brews from Wit's End Brewing. Keepin ... More >>
The so-called House "kill committee" has put to death a bill to legalize civil unions. The measure, sponsored by House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino, who is gay, failed despite having bipartisan support in the full House when the committee's five Republicans voted against it. But first, supporters ... More >>
Figuring some modest improvement is better than none, the Colorado House Judiciary Committee passed along a bill yesterday that's intended to make child and family investigators (CFI) and other professionals operating in family court more accountable -- after first amending and watering down its mos ... More >>
Matt Arnold.Matt Arnold, the man behind Clear the Bench, which aimed to throw the bums off the Colorado Supreme Court, has been on a losing streak. Colorado Ethics Watch came out on top in a dispute over whether Clear the Bench should have filed as an issues committee (although CEW was assess ... More >>
Matt Arnold.Matt Arnold of Clear the Bench Colorado, which aims to throw the bums off Colorado's Supreme Court, calls himself an "Army of one" -- and appropriately, he's been in plenty of battles lately. After losing a round to Colorado Ethics Watch and being forced to identify as a political ... More >>
Matt Arnold.The political pissing match between Colorado Ethics Watch and Clear the Bench Colorado, which wants to throw the bums off the state's supreme court, was resolved on Friday in CEW's favor. Granted, CEW will have to pay some court costs from a July hearing -- but Clear the Bench's M ... More >>
Photo by Timothy TiptonKurt Riggin heads to the Supreme Court.The Colorado Supreme Court has played host to some odd hearings over its history -- but few have been more unusual than the May 14 proceeding involving Kurt Riggin. Riggin, who identifies himself as a tribal chief and judge of the ... More >>
If there was just one tenet of belief among the sneaky ranks of big-time criminal defense attorneys, it would be this: Thou shall not squeal on a client. Francis Pignatelli was a prominent defense attorney in Ohio until 2005, when federal agents learned that he had been helping clients launder dru ... More >>
An organization called The Jump aims to assist veteran journalists who've left the daily newspapers, as well as those who fear the end is near.
Justice will be served in the 18th Judicial District -- eventually.
Donta Page's sentence revives Colorado's death-penalty debate -- but brings no closure. The Conclusion of "Penalty Zone."
Defense attorneys fight to save their clients by comparing them to current residents of death row.
Take one Mexican father, one drug-addicted mother and a pair of foster parents. Take away one baby.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
Overloaded with complaints about attorneys, the Colorado Supreme Court decides to change the rules.
He was the law in these parts, but now Alamosa's former DA may be one toke over the line.
Once upon a time, Hank Brown's appointee for a federal judgeship bailed out young Harry Brown.
A new game in town combines getting a loan and hiring a lawyer.
Pulling the plug on attorney advertising could get somebody sued -- including the State of Colorado
OSCAR BRAVE EAGLE WINS A NEW TRIAL ON A RAPE CHARGE AFTER CLAIMING HIS LAWYER WAS INCOMPETENT.
DENVER ATTORNEY DAVID L. SMITH HAS MADE LIFE A LIVING HELL FOR HIS ADVERSARIES. NOW HE'S FEELING THE HEAT HIMSELF.OUT OF ORDER DAVID L. SMITH SAYS COLORADO'S FEDERAL JUDGES ARE OUT TO GET HIM. HE'S RIGHT.