418 ABA Journal Colorado articles.

Do frozen embryo rulings have implications in abortion debate? Supreme Court asked to weigh in

Two rulings about the fate of frozen embryos are raising questions over the rights of egg and sperm donors, the interpretation of unclear contracts and implications in the abortion debate. The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to consider one of the cases.

NYC judges have drastically cut back on bail and jail in criminal cases, study says
Like many states, New York has a bail law that is half a century old. The legal rules that in 2010 made it possible for 16-year-old Kalief Browder to be jailed on Rikers Island for three years for allegedly stealing a backpack—just because his family couldn’t pay $3,000 in bail to get him out—all remain on the books.
Judge’s demeaning email epithets weren’t protected by First Amendment, says top state court

A former Colorado appeals court judge wasn’t protected by the First Amendment when she used inappropriate racial epithets and revealed case information in emails to her former lover, the Colorado…

Some workplace humor can backfire for women, study finds

Women who use humor in some work-related situations may be perceived as disruptive or distracting, according to a study by researchers at the University of Arizona and University of Colorado…

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…

Judge resigns after demeaning email reference to colleague leads to removal recommendation

A Colorado appeals court judge has submitted her resignation after a man claiming to be her former lover disclosed her emails with demeaning references.

Judge Laurie Booras announced her Jan.…

Colorado town repeals snowball ban after 9-year-old boy makes his case; what’s his next pet project?

Trustees in the Colorado town of Severance quickly warmed up to a 9-year-old boy who took aim at its snowball ban on Monday.

Town trustees agreed to repeal the century-old…

Programs take the courthouse to the streets to help homeless people clear cases

Denver’s move is one of the latest examples of programs that have sprouted up around the country, making courts more accessible to homeless people who face lower-level misdemeanor charges.

As judges rule for sanctuary cities, Chicago sues Sessions for blocking new public safety grants
Litigation over President Donald Trump's order restricting federal grants to sanctuary cities continues, despite several rulings favoring the cities and other jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities.
Law professor says Uber driver tried to abduct her on ride to the airport
A law professor said an Uber driver tried to take her to a hotel against her will on her way to the airport.
New US attorney issues apparent warning as Massachusetts prepares for legalized marijuana
The new U.S. attorney for Massachusetts appeared to indicate Monday that legal marijuana sellers in the state could face federal prosecution.
Law school had asked students to watch for ‘suspicious’ grad who later opened fire on deputies

Officials at the University of Wyoming College of Law had asked students to be on the lookout for one of its graduates, Matthew Riehl, less than two months before he…

Colorado’s marijuana business is a criminal conspiracy to the feds

Under federal law, the decriminalized marijuana industry is in a slightly precarious position. Congress has prevented the Department of Justice from interfering with state-legal medical marijuana, but it left the DOJ free to enforce federal law against state-legal recreational marijuana businesses.

Speech, religion and bias all weighed in Masterpiece Cakeshop case

A Supreme Court case pits the rights of free speech and free exercise of religion against anti-discrimination law.

When a mental health emergency lands you in jail

Early last year, two suicidal patients showed up at a hospital emergency room in Pierre, South Dakota, seeking help. Although the incidents happened weeks apart, both patients ended up in…

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