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Hearing In Key Colorado Gay Marriage Lawsuits

Two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Colorado’s gay marriage ban will be heard in court Monday.

06/16/2014

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Colorado Supreme Court Considers Juvenile Life Sentences

The Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in cases that will determine the fate of 50 people who were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for crimes committed when they were children.

06/03/2014

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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