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State Faces Yet Another Lawsuit over Marijuana Laws

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is facing first-of-its kind lawsuits from marijuana opponents who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close. The owners of a mountain hotel and a horse farm argue in lawsuits filed yesterday that Colorado’s 2012 marijuana-legalization measure has hurt their property. The lawsuits say that the Continue reading

Judge Bars Government from Requiring Companies to Cover Birth Control

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A federal judge has barred the government from requiring three companies in Colorado to provide certain kinds of contraception under the federal health care law. The order yesterday cites last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement. Yesterday’s order Continue reading

Judge Considers Reclassifying Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on the classification question late last year, and final arguments are Continue reading

Denver Judge Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

civil-union-3001A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.  Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling yesterday Continue reading

Judge Upholds New Gun Laws, Appeal Imminent

AR GUNA federal judge upheld Colorado gun restrictions that limit the size of ammunition magazines and expand background checks on firearms sold online and between private parties.  In a ruling yesterday, U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger said both laws are constitutional and that they don’t Continue reading

Judge Rules in Favor of Religious Freedom

court-300A federal judge in Denver has ruled that Colorado Christian University in Lakewood does not have to facilitate access to potentially life terminating drugs to its employees and students.  CCU is hailing the ruling as a victory for religious freedom.  The ruling means the University is not obligated to Continue reading