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Tag Archives: David Lane

Critics see proposed ethics commission cure as bad medicine

Although critics say it would do more damage than good, in a building brimming with possible defendants, the bill might gain traction....

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February 28, 2014 Politics, 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
Suthers Backs Gessler Effort to Set Up Personal Criminal Defense Fund

Suthers Backs Gessler Effort to Set Up Personal Criminal Defense Fund

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' office this week made what's sure to be a controversial decision to officially support Secretary of State Scott Gessler's effort to establish a legal defense fund. The fund would host contributions from private donors willing...

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January 11, 2013 Center Well, Politics
Westminster highway drug stop legal and unconstitutional (updated)

Westminster highway drug stop legal and unconstitutional (updated)

BOULDER-- Westminster police conducted a five-and-a-half hour drug stop on I-36 Wednesday night, stopping and searching vehicles for narcotics, which isn't technically constitutional, attorneys say, although the police don't seem to have violated any laws....

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June 14, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
In nabbing bank robber, Aurora cops set off constitutional alarms

In nabbing bank robber, Aurora cops set off constitutional alarms

Aurora Police conducted a dragnet at a busy intersection last week, stopping just under 20 cars and detaining about 40 people, many of them in handcuffs. Two hours into the operation, the officers nabbed the bank robber they suspected...

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June 7, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Top Stories

Perry’s prayer event part of a larger effort by conservative Christians to unseat Obama

It appears the evolution of Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer event began even earlier than recently reported in Time, and is part of a wider strategy by influential conservative Christian figures to unseat President Barack Obama in 2012....

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July 12, 2011 Center Well, Politics
‘Bad Three’ grabbing national attention

‘Bad Three’ grabbing national attention

It’s probably not fair to say everyone’s talking about Colorado’s three tax-cutting ballot proposals, but it is safe to say they are now getting some […]...

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September 21, 2010 Blog, Marijuana, Politics, Uncategorized
Candidate Lucero ‘cleaned up that Churchill mess’… or not

Candidate Lucero ‘cleaned up that Churchill mess’… or not

Conservative Colorado University Regent Tom Lucero is sure to mention on the stump in the Fourth District where he’s campaigning for Congress that he was […]...

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February 24, 2010 Blog, Marijuana, Politics
DNC protest groups to sue city of Denver, police officers

DNC protest groups to sue city of Denver, police officers

Re-create 68 protesters and other activists plan to file suit against the city of Denver and the Denver police department for violating their constitutional rights during the Democratic National Convention. ...

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September 9, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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On politics, personhood and late-terms

Why does Mark Udall’s position on late-term abortions draw so much less attention than Cory Gardner’s waffling support on Personhood?

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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