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GREENE: What, in all its secrecy, is Colorado’s justice system hiding?...

Colorado’s judicial branch has spent a year stonewalling The Independent’s quest for court records, and I’m proud that we have stepped up our fight. As...

Greene: The fight for a free press gets real

I write in solidarity with hundreds of news outlets nationwide that are heeding a call by The Boston Globe to rally today for freedom...

Amendment 46 to repeal affirmative action loses despite hefty odds

After a two day post-election limbo, Colorado's Amendment 46 failed yesterday on a slim margin. The so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is the first anti-affirmative action amendment propped by California businessman Ward Connerly to make it onto a state ballot and flop. The significance is not lost on Amendment 46's detractors. "I am thrilled," says Melissa Hart, a University of Colorado law professor who co-ran the Vote No on 46 campaign. "Given that everyone kept telling us we couldn't do it, it is exciting that we did."

Pro-affirmative action group to sue Secretary of State

A group that launched a failed attempt to protect affirmative action programs in Colorado will sue Secretary of State Mike Coffman today for throwing away up to 5,300 valid signatures that would have bolstered the initiative's chances to make it onto the ballot.

Measure to end affirmative action goes to voters

A campaign seeking to quash Colorado's anti-affirmative action ballot measure faces an onerous battle in the weeks ahead as the Nov. 4 election nears. The group hopes to convince voters to reject the initiative that will dismantle affirmative action programs if passed. But a series of failed legal challenges have left organizers with little cash as they scramble to put together a cogent counter-campaign.

Colorado affirmative action counter measure flops

Initiative 82, which sought to preserve the state's affirmative action programs, fell flat yesterday when the Colorado Secretary of State announced that the measure did not have enough valid signatures to make the November ballot.