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COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL CYNTHIA H. COFFMAN AND SOLICITOR GENERAL FREDERICK YARGER ACCEPT 2015 “BEST BRIEF AWARD” FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL

DENVER—Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman and Solicitor General Frederick Yarger today accepted the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) “Best Brief Award” at the organization’s 2015 summer conference in San Diego, California. NAAG exists to “create an environment of cooperative leadership” among attorneys general and to “facilitate interaction among (them) as peers.”

“I’m extraordinarily proud of this hard working team,” said Colorado Attorney General Coffman. “This award is a testament to this group’s exemplary legal acumen and the high caliber of lawyer that our office employs. Each day, our staff tackles some of the state’s most complex legal questions while simultaneously demonstrating their commitment to public service for Coloradans.”

The award honored the work of current Solicitor General Fred Yarger, then Solicitor General Dan Domenico, Assistant Solicitor General Michael Francisco and Senior Assistant Attorney General Megan Paris Rundlet for their cert petition brief in Hickenlooper v. Kerr.

This federal lawsuit challenged the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) under the U.S. Constitution’s Guarantee Clause.

The Best Brief Awards, selected by a panel of nine Supreme Court experts, recognize that appellate brief writing and oral argument are specialized skills and honor the appellate practitioners in attorneys general offices who have demonstrated superb work.

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