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Law banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat could be detected, which could be as early as six weeks. (Getty Images)

Federal Judge Overturns North Dakota’s 6-Week Abortion Ban 

Rules state’s new abortion restrictions “cannot withstand a constitutional challenge.”

04/16/2014

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Gay Marriage’s Win Streak Tested In Denver Appeals Court

Sharp questioning Thursday by a divided panel of appellate judges considering Utah’s ban on gay marriages showed that, while same-sex marriage has had a remarkable winning streak lately, its legal status remains uncertain.

04/10/2014

File photo of James Holmes. (credit: RJ Sangosti-Pool/Getty Images)

Holmes’ Lawyers Want High Court Ruling On Sources

Lawyers for the man charged with killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater asked the U.S. Supreme Court to require a Fox News reporter to identify her sources for a story about the defendant.

03/10/2014

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DA Opposes Family’s Anti-Execution Testimony

The parents of a slain corrections officer shouldn’t be allowed to testify that they oppose the death penalty when the man charged with killing their son goes on trial, prosecutors say.

01/25/2014

Birth Control Mandate

Catholic Nuns In Denver Fight Contraception Mandate

A small group of Catholic nuns in Denver is taking on Washington and the Affordable Care Act.

01/01/2014

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Colorado And Washington Courts Weigh Lawyers Advising Pot Use

Seattle attorney Kurt Boehl is happy to think he’s contributing to the success of Washington’s grand experiment in regulating marijuana by advising his clients on how to navigate the industry’s legal complexities.

11/05/2013

Nathan Dunlap in court on May 1 (credit: Denver Post)

Governor Asked To Spare Life Of Convicted Killer

A man convicted of ambushing and killing four employees at a Colorado pizza restaurant in 1993 had undiagnosed bipolar disorder at the time and should not be executed, his lawyers argued Monday.

05/06/2013

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Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt Romney

If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.

11/02/2012

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Opinion: Obamacare Is Bad For Small Business

As the final days of the presidential campaign of 2012 wind down, there is ongoing concern about what President Barack Obama’s law for requiring businesses to provide health care for its employees will do to small business owners.

10/25/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

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