Undecided Supreme Court Opinions

Opinions still awaited in some major cases as high court prepares for break

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A wholly effective system with no transparency and no public confidence will not suffice,” said a recent report on judicial discipline from IAALS.

Colorado’s Supreme Court wraps up for a two-month break on June 30 and will keep hearing oral arguments right up through June 27. With the final week of arguments, the court will have heard more than 60 cases since September and has yet to issue opinions in more than half of those.

From the civil docket, the court heard several water law cases, some cases of first impression as well as a handful concerning state elections in advance of Colorado’s midterm elections this fall. But a few criminal cases also have the potential to make waves in existing law.

Below is a roundup of some prominent still-undecided cases from the session in Colorado’s highest court.

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