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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

Files on Colorado’s two death row inmates ‘cloaked in secrecy’

DENVER -- Last spring in Colorado, a bill to abolish the death penalty died and Gov. John Hickenlooper granted a reprieve to death-row inmate Nathan Dunlap. "We must have a larger statewide conversation on capital punishment," Hickenlooper said then....

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September 24, 2013 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats
Attorneys, Scholars Raise Questions about Constitutionality of Colorado Death Penalty

Attorneys, Scholars Raise Questions about Constitutionality of Colorado Death Penalty

Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional because it is so randomly sought....

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February 27, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Boulder Rep. Levy Drafting Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

Boulder Rep. Levy Drafting Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

State Rep. Claire Levy this week told The Colorado Independent she is writing a bill to eliminate the death penalty in Colorado. Levy, D-Boulder, said she will introduce the bill if she is satisfied it will have a strong chance...

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December 21, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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Lawyers for two ex-Colorado governors say Hickenlooper hospital plan is legal

  As Coloradans wait for an opinion from Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman over what’s become the biggest political debate in Colorado, two former executive branch lawyers are weighing in with their […]

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