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424 ABA Journal Colorado articles.

Judge resigns after using racial epithet, opining that all lives matter

A Colorado judge has accepted a public censure and agreed to resign after she acknowledged using the N-word in a conversation with court employees and offering her opinions on racial justice issues while wearing her robe.

Afternoon Briefs: Christian baker faces trial in new bias case; city approves housing reparations

Christian baker faces new bias case

A Christian baker is facing a new bias claim after persuading the U.S. Supreme Court that a Colorado agency showed impermissible hostility to…

Memo alleges sexism and harassment by Colorado judiciary; was contract intended to keep accuser silent?

The Colorado Supreme Court has planned an outside investigation after releasing an internal memo that highlights allegations of sex discrimination and harassment within the state judiciary.

Animal rights lawyer is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend

An animal rights lawyer in Evergreen, Colorado, has been arrested on a charge of solicitation to commit murder for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend.

Afternoon Briefs: Biden addresses environmental justice; scammers impersonate law firm

Biden climate orders address environmental justice

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed executive orders to address climate change. Biden paused oil and gas leases on federal land and created a…

Law prof focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic

A Colorado law professor recently discussed how he incorporates mindfulness in his life and finding “pandemic positives” with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward.

For first time in history, federal government carried out more civilian executions than all 50 states

Ten federal inmates were executed this year as a result of a push by the Department of Justice, putting the total number of federal executions above that of all 50 states combined.

Afternoon Briefs: 10 states file antitrust suit against Google; SCOTUS sides with churches

Antitrust suit targets Google as ad middleman

Texas and nine other states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google that contends that the search engine company suppressed competition in…

Several reform prosecutors win election throughout US

Reform prosecutors won election last week in several jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Afternoon Briefs: California voters keep cash bail system; Colorado voters back popular vote movement

California voters reject bid to end cash bail

Voters in California rejected a ballot measure to end cash bail in the state, but that might not be the end of…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge requires report disclaimer; $2.1B baby powder verdict allowed to stand

Judge requires disclaimer in cop commission report

U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia has said President Donald Trump’s national commission on policing can’t release a report…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer says he was stopped for jogging while Black; public defender held in contempt

Lawyer says he was racially profiled while jogging

A Black lawyer says he was racially profiled during a late-night jog in his new gated community in Parkland, Florida. Lawyer Josiah…

As ex-judge awaits sentencing, some question whether their cases were tainted

Ryan Kamada, a former Colorado judge, has been disbarred from law practice and convicted of obstructing a federal investigation, leading some to question whether their cases were affected by the judge’s behavior.

Lawyer censured for sexual innuendos in conversations with judge and judicial assistant

A Colorado lawyer has been publicly censured for sexual innuendos in speaking with a magistrate judge and judicial assistant.

Does age and gender affect judges’ sentences? New study suggests nuanced answer

Researchers who studied nearly 3,000 sentences imposed over a 16-year period in Colorado found that judges' age and gender correlated with differences in sentence length—but only for serious crimes.

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