Civil Rights

Littwin: Supreme Court boldly decides the Masterpiece cake case by not really deciding at...

So this is how it ends for the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, in which a Lakewood baker refused to make a wedding cake for a...

Siding with Christian cake-maker, High Court says CO’s civil rights agency displayed ‘hostility’ toward...

The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with a Christian baker in a case that pitted his religious beliefs against gay rights over a never-baked...

Seven female law professors win $2.6 million settlement from DU in unequal pay lawsuit

The University of Denver on Thursday reached a settlement with seven female law professors over an unequal pay dispute.  U.S. District Court Senior Judge Wiley...

Another Northeast Denver group scraps the racially-charged “Stapleton” name

A second civic group in Northeast Denver is nixing the S-word from its name. The Stapleton Development Corporation voted quietly late last week to call...

Colorado bill would open records on completed police internal affairs investigations

Colorado would join a dozen other states that require public disclosure of internal records on police misconduct under legislation introduced in the House on...

Large achievement gaps in Denver highlighted by new national test data

Compared to other large, urban school districts, Denver has among the biggest achievement gaps in the country between white and Hispanic students in reading...

Greene: Despite promises of reform, Hancock and team failed to seek answers, accountability in...

A disturbing report outlines Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s inaction in response to sheriff’s deputies’ killing of a mentally ill homeless man in Denver’s jail. The...

Guest Post: No right to rest

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are...

Republicans commit to funding Civil Rights Commission, but have changes in mind

Democrats took the granite steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that the GOP fund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after three Republicans...

Greene: How Denver’s outgoing safety manager earned the nickname “STeflon” O’Malley

Stephanie O’Malley made headlines Monday when her boss, Mayor Michael Hancock, announced she’ll no longer be running Denver’s safety department and that he’s reassigning...