Tag Archives: capital punishment

The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]...

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December 8, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]...

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September 14, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Wiretap: Trump guarantees pre-existing conditions will be covered, but he can’t say how

In an appearance on Face the Nation, Donald Trump says he guarantees that pre-existing conditions will be covered in any version of an Obamacare replacement […]...

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May 1, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Lawmakers just killed the bill that would make executions easier

  A legislative measure to make capital punishment easier in Colorado just got the ax. In a committee Feb. 10, a bipartisan group of lawmakers […]...

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February 10, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Why death penalty abolitionists hit the snooze button in Colorado this year

Activists working to put a stop to Colorado’s death penalty have decided not to push a legislative agenda this year. Capital punishment advocates are moving forward […]...

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January 25, 2016 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado law would make it easier for juries to sentence someone to death

  A group of Republican lawmakers introduced a bill today that would make it easier for juries to put someone to death in Colorado. Currently, all 12 jurors in […]...

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January 19, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Death penalty won’t sway Colorado elections, suggests poll

Capital punishment will not be a deciding issue in Colorado elections, suggest a new poll commissioned by the anti-capital punishment group, the Better Priorities Initiative. Only 5 percent of Coloradans […]...

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September 15, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado activists buoyed by Nebraska lawmakers’ vote to abolish death-penalty

Colorado anti-death penalty activists are rejoicing that Nebraska lawmakers voted to repeal that state’s death penalty and replace it with life without parole. Even though […]...

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May 21, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: If Obamacare tanks, GOP wins big – even when 13 million lose insurance

Mass sentence Those Democrats who think Republicans lose if they win on the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare are wrong, writers Jeffrey Toobin in The […]...

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May 21, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Littwin: The rush to more botched executions

Now we can understand why John Hickenlooper decided to grant Nathan Dunlap his temporary reprieve last year....

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May 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

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Colorado Attorney General candidate debate on March 15. All invited.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) Paralegal Program are holding a public debate for the candidates seeking the position […]

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MEDIA: Bloodbath at The Denver Post— what can be done?

On Wednesday, Denver Post journalists learned the budget ax would fall hard on their newsroom cutting deeper than previous layoffs and splintering roughly a third of their […]

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