Tag Archives: federal judge

Hickenlooper Latest to Send Letter to Jewell over ColoWyo

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is the latest to send his thoughts to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell regarding the recent decision against the Office of Surface Mining that is threatening to shut down ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge ruled the mine’s latest expansion project did not gather enough public input on the environmental impacts of the project, which took place eight Continue reading

Bennet Writes Letter Supporting ColoWyo Jobs

coloyowColorado Senator Michael Bennet has written a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, supporting Moffat County in its efforts to keep the ColoWyo Mine open. A federal judge ruled earlier this month that the Office of Surface Continue reading

Gardner Urges Jewell to Help Keep ColoWyo Operational

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has drafted a letter to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the decision issued against ColoWyo mine by a federal judge. The letter states the devastation the ruling would have on the economies of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. The mine is located in both counties, and is the primary provider of coal to Tri-State’s Craig Station. The judge Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Think Craig Residents are Clueless

wildearthThe environmental group WildEarth Guardians has issued a statement that seems to indicate Craig residents are clueless when it comes to the group’s lawsuit against ColoWyo mine. The group has sued the mine over its expansion project that took place eight years ago, saying the Office of Surface Mining issued mining permits for the Continue reading

Judge Orders Company to Stop Selling Recalled Magnets

magnetsA federal judge has ordered a Colorado company to stop selling high-powered magnets that were recalled by their manufacturer. U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello ruled that Zen Magnets LLC and its owner, Shihan Qu, could be violating the Consumer Product Safety Act by selling magnets that were purchased from a New Continue reading

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