DENVER— The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is taking additional steps today to try to reach an expedited final resolution of the legal challenges to our state marriage laws while also bringing a measure of certainty and consistency throughout Colorado while that process reaches its conclusion. First, the State has appealed the decision of the Adams County District Court, which declared Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, directly to the state Supreme Court rather than to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
DENVER—Today Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman denied the state’s motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Boulder County Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The essence of Judge Hartman’s order is that even if the licenses are invalid, the state of Colorado suffers no irreparable harm from their issuance. Yesterday, Adams County Judge C.
DENVER—In a summary judgment order issued today in Adams County District Court, Judge C. Scott Crabtree found Colorado’s Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the United States Constitution. However, like the 10th Circuit Court, the judge also stayed his ruling pending appeal finding that “a stay is necessary to avoid the instability and uncertainty which would result in the state of Colorado if the Court did not stay its ruling and for the orderly administration of justice.” In response to Judge Crabtree’s order, Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement.
DENVER—Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that Tri State Environmental Group and Aftermath Cleanup & Remediation Services, LLC, will pay fines totaling $1 million for failing to properly dispose of asbestos containing waste material (ACWM). The fine will be split evenly between the two asbestos abatement disposal companies. The owner of the companies, James Joseph Duran (D.O.B.
Files Motion to Suspend Unnecessary, Costly, and Divisive Litigation
DENVER – Today, U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger has issued an order in the case known as Colorado Outfitters Association et al v. Hickenlooper, finding that gun laws passed by the Colorado General Assembly in 2013 are constitutional. Judge Krieger found that the ban on “large capacity magazines” exceeding 15 rounds and expanding mandatory background checks to recipients of firearms in some private transfers does not violate the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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