Tag Archives: Colorado Supreme Court

Governor Complains to Courts About Joining Clean Power Lawsuit

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is asking the Colorado Supreme Court to rule that he, not the state’s attorney general, has the final say on whether to sue the federal government. Hickenlooper’s petition, which was filed yesterday, comes after he complained that he, not Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, should Continue reading

Coffman Blasts Hickenlooper Over Clean Power Opinion

COFFMANJOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman are at odds over President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Hickenlooper is trying to stop Coffman from suing the federal Continue reading

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fracking Case

frackingThe Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher Continue reading

Hickenlooper Appoints State Supreme Court Judge

gabrielGovernor John Hickenlooper appointed Richard Lance Gabriel to the Colorado Supreme Court yesterday at the Colorado State Capitol. Gabriel will replace Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., who is retiring on September 1st. Gabriel was one of three finalists that also included Melissa Hart and David S. Prince. They were chosen by the Continue reading

Colorado Supreme Court Says Employers Can Fire Employees For Marijuana Use

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Supreme Court this morning issued a decision in the case, Coats v. Dish Network, that has been of great interest to employers: an employer can terminate a worker who tests positive for marijuana despite Colorado’s legalization of both recreational and medical marijuana through ballot initiatives. Continue reading

Supreme Court Upholds Day of Prayer

prayerThe Colorado Supreme Court is upholding the governor’s right to issue Day of Prayer proclamations. Yesterday’s ruling reverses a 2012 appeals court decision that found the proclamations violated constitutional protections Continue reading

Supreme Court to Hear Pot Firing Case

SUPREMEM COURTThe Colorado Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a marijuana-related firing case that could have big implications for the state’s pot smokers. The case involves 35-year-old Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient Continue reading

Judge Refuses to Lift Stay on Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

civil-union-3001Gay marriage isn’t coming to Colorado yet. A federal appeals court yesterday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the court Continue reading