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215 ABA Journal 10th Circuit Court articles.

Utah bar investigation into polygamy could raise other legal challenges

The Utah State Bar is investigating complaints that seven lawyers are violating rules of conduct by being involved in polygamous relationships, a felony punishable by five to 15 years in prison.

10th Circuit council won’t revive Kavanaugh complaints; 2 judges would send appeals elsewhere

A judicial council in Denver has affirmed its December decision to toss 83 ethics complaints against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Law firm accused of enabling polygamist leader Warren Jeffs can be sued, 10th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit accusing a Utah law firm of creating the legal framework that allowed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs to perpetuate child rape, forced labor and extortion.

Lawyer can be sanctioned for frivolous challenge to bail reform, 10th Circuit rules

Updated: A federal appeals court has agreed to toss a challenge to New Mexico bail reform rules that discourage the use of money bail.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Ban on baring of female breasts is likely unconstitutional, 10th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled a female-only topless ban in Fort Collins, Colorado, likely violates the equal protection clause.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Denver ruled…

Chief justice refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to 10th Circuit

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has referred ethics complaints filed against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

10th Circuit grants immunity to social workers in child abuse case

When the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a case of child abuse it called “horrific,” it stressed that it wasn’t pleased with its own ruling.

ICE detainees may proceed as a class in forced labor lawsuit, 10th Circuit says

The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld class certification for immigrants who say they were forced to clean their detention facility for free under threat of punishment.

Retired federal judge won’t be disciplined over allegations of coerced sex with teen

A retired federal judge accused of coerced sex with a teen can’t face judicial discipline because the alleged wrongdoing took place before he took the bench, a committee of federal…

Senate Judiciary Committee advances 10th Circuit nominee to replace Gorsuch on party-line vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the nomination of Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to fill Justice Neil Gorsuch’s seat on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trump announces 11 more judicial nominees, including a judge from his SCOTUS list

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced 11 more judicial nominees, including three to federal appeals courts.

One of the nominees is Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, who was on…

Frozen trucker case is among decisions said to illustrate Gorsuch’s legal approach

Conservatives and liberals both agree that the case of the frozen trucker is among the decisions that best illustrate how Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch sees the law.

Liberals say…

Judicial Conference asks Congress for 57 new US judgeships, including five on this appeals court

The Judicial Conference of the United States is recommending that Congress create 57 new Article III judgeships, including five new judgeships for the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Secretive billionaire lobbied for Gorsuch’s 10th Circuit nomination; the two men have longtime ties

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch obtained his seat on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a secretive billionaire with whom he has longtime ties lobbied for…

Gorsuch could be more conservative than Justice Clarence Thomas, study concludes

If U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wins confirmation, he could be the most conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to an analysis by two political science professors.

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