Colorado

377 ABA Journal Colorado articles.

Law professor says Uber driver tried to abduct her on ride to the airport
A law professor said an Uber driver tried to take her to a hotel against her will on her way to the airport.
New US attorney issues apparent warning as Massachusetts prepares for legalized marijuana
The new U.S. attorney for Massachusetts appeared to indicate Monday that legal marijuana sellers in the state could face federal prosecution.
Law school had asked students to watch for ‘suspicious’ grad who later opened fire on deputies

Officials at the University of Wyoming College of Law had asked students to be on the lookout for one of its graduates, Matthew Riehl, less than two months before he…

Colorado’s marijuana business is a criminal conspiracy to the feds
Under federal law, the decriminalized marijuana industry is in a slightly precarious position. Congress has prevented the Department of Justice from interfering with state-legal medical marijuana, but it left the DOJ free to enforce federal law against state-legal recreational marijuana businesses.
Speech, religion and bias all weighed in Masterpiece Cakeshop case
A Supreme Court case pits the rights of free speech and free exercise of religion against anti-discrimination law.
When a mental health emergency lands you in jail

Early last year, two suicidal patients showed up at a hospital emergency room in Pierre, South Dakota, seeking help. Although the incidents happened weeks apart, both patients ended up in…

Condemned to death—and solitary confinement

Arizona death row inmate Scott Nordstrom lives alone in a room smaller than a parking space. He’s allowed to leave his cell a few times each week to shower or…

He walked out of prison after 11 years—now the state wants him back

Robert Woodall and Stephanie Walker just invested in a new sofa. It is a wrap-around sectional, wide enough to fit them and their two sons, Robby and Lance, and perfect…

Justice Department probes alleged abuses on prison transport vans

The Justice Department has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of abuse by the nation’s largest for-profit extradition company, according to a Colorado man who said he was recently contacted…

Mistakenly released inmate who won reprieve from judge is arrested by federal immigration agents

The future appeared bright for an inmate mistakenly released from prison in 2008 when a Colorado judge ruled Tuesday that he won’t have to serve the final 90 years…

Mistakenly released inmate won’t have to serve remaining 90 years, judge rules

An inmate mistakenly released from prison in 2008 won’t have to serve the rest of his 98-year sentence, a Colorado judge has ruled.

Chief District Judge Carlos Samour Jr. of…

Former prostitute wins $1.7M verdict against lawyer for privacy invasion

Jurors in Denver have awarded a woman $1.7 million in damages in her privacy invasion suit against a Colorado lawyer who exposed her secret life as a prostitute.

Suspended lawyer…

Racially discriminating statements in jury rooms are subject to scrutiny

A case about racial bias in the jury room would seem to have all the makings of a provocative and headline-grabbing decision. However, Peña-Rodriguez v. Colorado, a case containing just…

Court fees and restitution should be returned when criminal convictions are overturned, SCOTUS rules

When a criminal conviction is invalidated on appeal, the state is obligated to refund fees, court costs and restitution paid by the defendant, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Wednesday.

The…

Federal judge goes out on a ‘lonely limb’ and blocks Colorado town’s ban on topless women

A federal judge in Denver has blocked enforcement of a Fort Collins ordinance that bars women, but not men, from exposing their breasts in public.

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke…

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