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Tag Archives: department of justice

In the weeds: Fed response to Colorado vote to legalize marijuana tough to predict

In the weeds: Fed response to Colorado vote to legalize marijuana tough to predict

Washington and Oregon both have measures similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64 on the ballot this year. It is unknown how the federal government will respond if any or all of them pass. The feds could respect the decision of...

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October 2, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado Republicans vote to fund fed war on medical marijuana

Colorado Republicans vote to fund fed war on medical marijuana

An amendment to the U.S. House Appropriations Bill that would have required the Department of Justice to stand down in pursuing cases against the medical marijuana industry failed Wednesday night on a mostly party line vote. Colorado's seven-member delegation...

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May 11, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Denver coalition looks to feds to crack city’s alleged coddling of brutal cops

Denver coalition looks to feds to crack city’s alleged coddling of brutal cops

Citing institutional weakness and failure, a Denver activist coalition is demanding federal authorities intervene to address police brutality in the city. ...

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March 21, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Department of Justice retreats on controversial FOIA rule

Department of Justice retreats on controversial FOIA rule

Faced with increasing push-back from the public, the media, government watchdogs and a bipartisan list of lawmakers, the Department of Justice Thursday agreed to drop a proposed regulation that would have allowed government agencies to lie to members of...

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November 3, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Marijuana, Politics, Top Stories

Obama medical marijuana policy moves from benign tolerance to vague menace

Would you like some irony with that baggie of medical marijuana? Well, like it or not, you're getting some. Medical marijuana has been legal for a decade or so in various U.S. states but it wasn't until the Ogden memo...

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July 28, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
U.S. Attorney General Holder promises to clarify position on medical marijuana

U.S. Attorney General Holder promises to clarify position on medical marijuana

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will soon "clarify" his agency's position on medical marijuana. He didn't say when such clarification would come....

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June 3, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories

Arizona sues DOJ over medical marijuana

As every state with legal medical marijuana on the books now seems to have a letter from a U.S. Attorney saying, 'not so fast', Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has taken the whole thing one step beyond by filing suit against...

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June 1, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Federal pot crackdown hits Colorado–memos fly from DOJ to Suthers to Hickenlooper

Colorado now joins the list of medical marijuana states that have been warned off by The United States Department of Justice, having received a letter from U.S. Attorney for Colorado John Walsh Tuesday....

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April 27, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

DOJ smack down of medical marijuana continues, raising questions in Colorado

Could Colorado State employees who work in the regulatory end of the medical marijuana business be prosecuted for their role in what the federal government increasingly seems to view as an illegal enterprise? According to Department of Justice attorneys in...

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April 22, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Department of Justice warns states about discrimination against HIV-positive individuals

The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a letter to the attorneys general of all 50 states requesting assistance in quashing discrimination against HIV-positive people in certain training programs....

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March 25, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, LGBTQ, 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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