DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that police require probable cause before deploying dogs trained to detect marijuana.
The Denver Post reports the court ruled 4-3 Monday...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's highest court is set to decide whether a law banning gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds violates a person's state constitutional right to bear arms.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the attempted murder conviction of a man who is on death row for the related killing of a state senator's son.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court refused to reconsider its ruling that oil and gas regulators do not have to make health and environmental protection their top priority.
The court offered no explanation in its announcement, dated Monday and made public Tuesday.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court was asked Thursday to reconsider its decision in an oil and gas lawsuit filed by Hispanic and Native American plaintiffs because a disciplinary panel found that a lower court judge who had a role in the case used a racial slur.
The request asks the court to revisit its Jan. 14 ruling against the plaintiffs, who wanted oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority in setting rules for the industry.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who control the Legislature to call for changing the law.
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado Supreme Court ruling on oil and gas rules (all times local):
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says lawmakers and regulators need to make oil and gas drilling safer after the state Supreme Court ruled that regulators can't make public health and the environment their top priority.
Colorado Supreme Court says state law doesn’t allow oil-gas regulators to make health and environment their top priority
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Supreme Court says state law doesn't allow oil-gas regulators to make health and environment their top priority.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor has asked the state Supreme Court to clarify how two constitutional amendments should jointly affect taxes.
The Denver Post reports that Gov. John Hickenlooper submitted three questions to the justices Tuesday about the Gallagher Amendment and the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights or TABOR.
DENVER (AP) — A recent ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court creates guidelines on what divorced spouses should do with their frozen embryos if the former couples are unable to come to an agreement.
The ruling issued Monday said courts must attempt to balance the interests of both parents when deciding the fate of such embryos, The Denver Post reported .
DENVER (AP) — An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of drilling.
A lawyer for the state countered that regulators acted properly when they rejected a request for stronger health protections on the grounds that they did not have the authority to impose them.
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over public health protections in Colorado oil and gas drilling (all times local):
The Colorado Supreme Court is considering how much weight the state should give health and the environment when regulating the oil and gas industry.
The court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by six young people who want the state to require energy companies to show they won't harm public health before they're allowed to drill.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a law that allows judges to reduce the sentences of prisoners serving life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.
Monday's ruling came in the case of Curtis Brooks, convicted of murder in a 1995 slaying, when he was 15.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge has ruled that a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent.
Friday's hearing was the first review of Robert Dear's mental health since the Colorado Supreme Court declined last month to prevent Dear from being given medication against his will.
DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday named Carlos Samour to the Colorado Supreme Court, filling a vacancy being left by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's imminent retirement.
Samour, currently the chief judge in the 18th Judicial District in Arapahoe County, is best known for presiding over the Aurora theater shooting trial in 2015.
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Gov. John Hickenlooper's choice to fill a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court (all times local):
Gov. John Hickenlooper has named Carlos Samour to the Colorado Supreme Court, filling a vacancy left by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's imminent retirement.
Samour, a judge in the 18th Judicial District in Arapahoe County, is best known for presiding over the Aurora theater shooting trial in 2015.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a 20-cent surcharge on grocery bags in the city of Aspen.
Monday's ruling represents the second time in the last month that the court has rejected a constitutional challenge brought under the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights. TABOR requires voter approval for all taxes.
DENVER (AP) — Three candidates have been nominated for a vacancy on Colorado's Supreme Court, created by Chief Justice Nancy Rice's retirement.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced Wednesday that the nominees are: Maria Berkenkotter, the former chief judge of the 20th Judicial District in Boulder County; Karen Brody, a judge in the 2nd Judicial District in Denver County; and Carlos Samour, a judge in the 18th Judicial District in Arapahoe County.
DENVER (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn should be on the Republican primary ballot, finding he would likely prevail in a lawsuit contending his dismissal from the ballot was unconstitutional.
The Colorado Supreme Court booted Lamborn from the ballot last week, saying one of the people who circulated petitions on his behalf does not live in the state and the signatures he gathered must be stricken.
DENVER (AP) — An attorney representing U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn made a last-ditch argument Monday that a federal judge should place the six-term congressman back on the GOP primary ballot, contending the Colorado law that led the state supreme court to boot him off the ticket last week was unconstitutional.
DENVER (AP) — Rep. Doug Lamborn is asking a federal judge to put him back on the Republican primary ballot.
The Colorado Supreme Court bounced the six-term congressman from the ballot earlier this month. The high court ruled that because some of the people who collected signatures for Lamborn didn't live in Colorado the signatures are invalid.
Lamborn sued last week. He argues the Colorado law requiring signature gatherers to live in the state is too narrow and violates the First Amendment.
DENVER (AP) — Rep. Doug Lamborn filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to get his name back on the GOP primary ballot after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled he must be kicked off it because his campaign did not gather petitions correctly.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Supreme Court on Monday knocked six-term U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn from his party's primary, saying the Colorado Springs Republican didn't collect enough valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Colorado Supreme Court rules six-term GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn didn’t qualify for party primary, cannot seek re-election
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Supreme Court rules six-term GOP Rep. Doug Lamborn didn't qualify for party primary, cannot seek re-election.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a state law that added sales taxes to some items to benefit public transportation and cultural groups in metropolitan Denver without voter approval.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a state law that grants new sentencing hearings for some inmates who were sentenced to life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has supported other judges' dismissals of a lawsuit accusing the state of funding an abortion provider in violation of the state constitution.
Former lieutenant governor Jane Norton filed the lawsuit in 2013, arguing that state funding given to Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood for medical services effectively subsidized an affiliate which performed abortions and rented space from the organization.
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Gov. John Hickenlooper's pick to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court (all times local):
Gov. John Hickenlooper has picked University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court.
Hart will take the place of Allison Eid (EYED) who was appointed to Denver's federal appeals court by President Donald Trump. She filled the vacancy left by Neil Gorsuch, who stepped down after being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.
DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper will announce his latest pick to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court justice on Thursday.
Last month, a judicial nominating commission gave the governor three judges to choose from, all of them women. They are Denver attorney Marcy Glenn, University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart of Denver and Alamosa-based district court judge Pattie P. Swift.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled several Colorado local governments owe more than $1 million in tax overpayments to an oil and natural gas company.
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a conservative Colorado Supreme Court justice to serve on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears cases from six Western and Midwestern states.
Allison Eid (EYED) replaces Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed in April to the nation's highest court. The Senate confirmed Eid's nomination Thursday.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a state law that banned immigrant smuggling, concluding that a similar federal law should take precedence.
The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2yEqPUr ) the court's 4-3 decision on Tuesday ends the 2006 law that made it a felony to provide transportation in exchange for money for people living in the county illegally.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of a woman who let her three children burn to death in the hopes of cashing in on insurance payoffs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that a man who blew up his home's laundry room after brewing hash oil with a butane burner still needed a license to "manufacture" the oil after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana.
DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Allison Eid, a conservative Colorado Supreme Court justice, to serve on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Eid (EYED) would replace Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed in April to the nation's highest court. Trump considered Eid last year as a Supreme Court candidate.
Her nomination goes to the U.S. Senate. Through a spokesman, Eid declined comment.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado judge on paid suspension has agreed to retire rather than face disciplinary proceedings.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2ktVwAK ) that the Colorado Supreme Court says El Paso County Judge Jonathan Walker will step down from the county bench on Feb. 15.
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is threatening to sue Boulder County if it doesn't repeal a moratorium on oil and gas development in unincorporated areas by Feb. 10.
The Longmont Times-Call reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/2jWEmMH ) Coffman cited a 2015 Colorado Supreme Court ruling that only the state can regulate the industry, not local governments.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado judges are asking for more than double the pay raise of a typical state employee in 2017.
The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2i3aIGF ) that in the Judicial Branch's budget presentation Chief Justice Nancy Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court requested a 3.15 percent raise of judges and certain staff members, in addition to the 2.5 percent across-the-board pay raise Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed in his annual budget.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Occidental Petroleum is asking the Colorado Supreme Court to order the county, a school district and other local governments to return nearly $2 million to the company.
The company says it overpaid taxes on the amount of gas sold at the wellhead and the price because it failed to deduct some transportation and processing costs.
If the company wins, Mesa County may have to return $400,000, along with about $150,000 in interest.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court has decided to hear a case brought by a nonprofit that claims Aspen's 20-cent charge on disposable paper bags should have gone to voters.
DENVER (AP) — A Denver District Judge has ordered Douglas County schools to suspend a program that allowed parents to use vouchers at private schools.
The Denver Post reports (dpo.st/2aFniG5) that Denver District Judge Michael Martinez on Wednesday ruled that Douglas County's School Choice Grant Program is not substantially different from its predecessor the Choice Scholarship Program, which was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court as unconstitutional last...
DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case after a lower court ruled he must provide the service despite his Christian beliefs.
The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/ai9Cfh ) attorneys for Jack Phillips filed the petition Friday. The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the Lakewood baker's case after an administrative law judge and an...