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Judge Timbreza Suspended and Censured
Judge Lance Timbreza of Colorado’s 21st Judicial District has been publicly censured and suspended for 28 days without pay by the Colorado Supreme Court after he pled guilty in September to driving while ability impaired.
Prosecutor Announces for DA Race
Career prosecutor Gordon McLaughlin is running for DA for the 8th Judicial District, which includes Larimer and Jackson counties.
PUC Taking Comments on Community Solar Gardens
State energy regulators are taking comments on proposed rules for community solar gardens as part of a carve-out from more broad regulations for electric utilities.
State Sends out Personal Information to Wrong Recipients
The Colorado Department of Human Resources said the state sent out personal information of Coloradans reapplying for food and cash assistance to unintended recipients.
Priest Cited in AG Report Up for Parole
One of the priests named in this year’s Attorney General report on clerical sex abuse is up for parole.
Wave of Clergy Lawsuits Incoming
A wave of lawsuits filed after states extended statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse could ultimately cost the Catholic Church as much as $4 billion.
Gun Case Misfire
The buzz about the gun case before the U.S. Supreme Court might have been much ado about nothing. Most of the debate in the court dealt with whether the case was moot.
States Could Get Even Better Deal in T-Mobile-Sprint Merger
Colorado is among the three states that settled antitrust claims with T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. over their $26 billion merger. But according to the settlement agreements in Texas and Nevada, the states are entitled to any additional concessions the telecom giants make as part of a future settlement.
ABA Files Amicus Brief in Abortion Case
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to follow precedent in a case regarding a Louisiana law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
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