Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Looking at Colorado TABOR Laws

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court is ordering a lower court to take another look at a Colorado challenge to the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. Some state lawmakers are challenging TABOR, saying it violates the division of powers. The plaintiffs say that the job of levying taxes is up to the legislative branch, and that requiring a public vote prevents Continue reading

Tipton Pleased with Supreme Court Ruling on Power Plant Emissions

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he is pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency did not do enough cost analysis before implementing their new power plant emissions rule. The Court said that the EPA did not consider the cost of compliance to the plants, the communities Continue reading

Supreme Court Rules Against EPA Over Power Plant Emissions

US SUPREME COURTThe U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a huge blow to the Obama Administration by ruling that the EPA far over-reached its authority with power plant emission limits. The ruling that came down today said the EPA “unreasonably” failed to consider the cost of the regulations. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the majority opinion, which Continue reading

Colorado Defends Pot Law

MARIJUANA-300Colorado defended its pot law for the first time Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday was the deadline for Colorado to respond to a legal challenge from Oklahoma and Nebraska. The lawsuit challenges Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana and is one of four lawsuits that aim to dismantle the young Continue reading

Colorado Faces 2nd Lawsuit over Marijuana Legalization

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is already being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now the state faces an additional federal lawsuit. Plaintiffs who oppose legal weed are appealing to federal courts to try to shut down Colorado’s $800-million-a-year marijuana industry. They plan to announce details of the claim today at 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

State Won’t Address Same-Sex Unions until Court Ruling

civil-union-3001Colorado won’t address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there’s a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Continue reading

Utah has no Plans to Join Marijuana Lawsuit against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Governor Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. Herbert said Tuesday afternoon that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye on marijuana legalization in its neighbor state. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last month asking the Continue reading

Kansas Considering Joining Pot Lawsuit Against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Kansas hasn’t decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado for months. But she said in an Continue reading

Oklahoma, Nebraska Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

MARIJUANA-300Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado’s legalization of marijuana violates the United States Constitution. The two don’t say exactly how the law violates the constitution, but Bruning says Continue reading

Internet Tax Question to be Heard by Supreme Court

internetThe fight over which court has authority to rule in the battle over Colorado’s Internet tax law will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals claimed it has no jurisdiction to rule over a state tax-related case. At the center of the suit is the state’s Collection Act, dubbed the “Amazon tax,” that Continue reading

Gay Marriage Hearing Today

civil-union-3001Today’s hearing in federal appeals court in California on whether states should be allowed to ban same-sex marriage follows a similar case federal judges in Denver considered this summer. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Continue reading