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James Holmes in court on Sept. 30, 2012 (credit: Bill Robles)

Justices Won’t Make Reporter Reveal Holmes Sources

The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an effort to force a Fox News reporter to reveal her confidential sources for a story about the man charged with killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater.

05/27/2014

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Shifting Views On Gay Marriage Now Favor Democrats

It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats to wield.

05/23/2014

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Court: 30 Years’ Solitary OK For Convicted Killer At Supermax

An appeals court on Thursday denied a request by a federal prisoner convicted of killing three people behind bars to be released from solitary confinement, where he has been held the past 30 years.

05/22/2014

Lester Vann Waters Jr. and Michael Keith Spell (credit: Williams County Sheriff's Department)

Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death In Oil Patch Killing

Prosecutors have dropped their pursuit of the death penalty for a Colorado man suspected of killing a teacher in eastern Montana’s oil patch, according to court documents filed Tuesday.

05/20/2014

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High Court Asked To Let Reporter In Holmes Case Protect Sources

Lawyers for a Fox News reporter are asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to order her to identify her confidential sources for a story she wrote about Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes.

04/28/2014

Gay couples from Utah celebrate in Denver (credit; CBS)

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

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Craft Protest In Denver Marks Birth Control Case

A group of Denver supporters of the federal birth control employer mandate have taken up their knitting needles to mark U.S. Supreme Court arguments in the Hobby Lobby case.

03/25/2014

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Colorado Once Faced Same Problems As Arizona Over Perceived Anti-Gay Bill

The governor of Arizona announced that she vetoed a controversial bill that would have pitted religious rights against gay rights. Colorado faced boycotts when it waded into the gay rights issue in the early 1990s.

02/26/2014

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Colorado Death Penalty Curbs Rejected By Lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers have rejected a GOP proposal to curb the governor’s ability to grant reprieves to death row inmates.

02/24/2014

Sir Mario Owens, left, and engaged couple Vivian Wolfe and Javad Marshall-Fields (credit: CBS)

Supreme Court Keeps Death Penalty Case File Sealed

The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to order Colorado to open the case file of a man on death row.

02/24/2014

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