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Bill Would Add New West-slope Judgeship, Eliminate Judgeship In Jeffco

A bill being heard tomorrow at the state Senate Judiciary Committee would add a district judgeship in the western slope’s 7th Judicial District while taking away a vacant district judgeship in the 1st Judicial District.

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Bernie Buescher Bounces Back, Joins AG’s Office As Head Of State Services

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has appointed Bernie Buescher as the deputy attorney general overseeing the AG’s office’s State Services Section.

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Colo. Judicial Branch Lean, Efficient Says Chief Justice In State Of Judiciary Address

“Despite diminishing resources and increasing demands we have strengthened the operation of the courts by increasing efficiency,” Chief Justice Michael Bender said. Watch video of speech.

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Colo. Drug Bust Ensnares Baseball Coach, Retired Firefighter

A coalition of law enforcement groups seemingly hit a home run by busting an assistant baseball coach at Regis University, a retired Denver firefighter and 33 other people who were allegedly part of a gang-fueled cocaine trafficking organization.

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How Not To Distribute Public Notices

It seemed like the perfect time- and cost-saving solution, except it was illegal.

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Personhood Lawsuit Fails In Judge Hyatt’s Courtroom

Proponents of a ballot initiative aimed at banning abortion in Colorado lost a court challenge yesterday to change contested language in the so-called Blue Book state voter guide.

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Analysis: Curry’s Long-Shot Election Bid Grows Longer

A court ruled against Curry last week in another lawsuit she filed, charging that Colorado’s campaign finance laws are unfair to unaffiliated candidates.

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Will Gay Marriage Decision Cost Iowa Justices Their Jobs?

Marsha Ternus, the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, is unopposed in her bid for reelection this November. It will probably be the toughest campaign of her life.

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Ritter Challenges Timing Of Immigration Lawsuit

The New York Times Sunday reported Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter was among several Democrats who voiced a certain degree of uneasiness with the Obama administration’s lawsuit challenging Arizona’s new immigration law.

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HB10-1376: Colo. House Gives OK For State Courts To Take Over Systems

The Colorado House tonight bucked a bipartisan attempt to delay a proposed state takeover of two Judicial Department computer systems operated currently under contract by information giant LexisNexis.

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