Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

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

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

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

New Poll Says Coloradans Split on Hobby Lobby Decision

hobby lobbyA new poll says half of Colorado voters support the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing religiously oriented business to opt out of a small portion of contraception coverage for their Continue reading

Clerks Ordered to Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

civil-union-3001More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages.  Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued the Continue reading

Colorado Judge Rules Against Gay Marriage Ban

civil-union-3001A Colorado judge has struck down the state’s gay marriage ban, making him the 16th judge to invalidate a state’s prohibition on same-sex marriages in the past year.  District Judge C. Scott Crabtree put his ruling on hold pending Continue reading

Gay Lawmakers Call for End of Gay Marriage Ban

civil-union-3001Gay lawmakers are calling for Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban to be declared unconstitutional and for such a ruling to be effective immediately without further appeals.  The lawmakers made the comments Thursday, a day after Continue reading

Supreme Court to Rule on Renewable Energy Credit Requirements

court-300Friday, the U.S. District Court for Colorado cleared the path for appellate review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit of the question as to whether Colorado can force renewable energy producers in other states to meet Colorado regulations.  A three-judge panel in Colorado ruled they Continue reading