Constitutional Law

Colorado Senate committee advances campus free speech protection bill

Colorado Senate committee advances campus free speech protection bill

Senate Bill 5 would ban Colorado’s public colleges from implementing certain time, space and content regulations.

By Sherrie Peif · February 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Education, Featured, Free Speech, Higher Education, Sherrie Peif
Image: Colorado State Archives

Amendment 71 Fails To Clear Its Own Bar

“…There were four districts that fell far short, and two others that missed by a good deal, so it’s virtually certain that they came up short in at least one of those districts, if not more,” Caldara said.

By Complete Colorado · October 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Elections, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Politics
Image: Natalie Menten

Video appears to show petitioner trading candy bars for signatures

When I got to the platform I heard and watched a petition circulator with a rolling suitcase offering people walking by him a candy bar for signing petitions.

By Todd Shepherd · October 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Elections, Legal, Politics
Photo: Damon Sasso

Blake: Single-subject rule is too limiting

This year, the single-subject rule kept off the ballot a reasonable attempt to change the way Colorado draws congressional and legislative district maps after each decennial census.

By Peter Blake · August 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Constitutional Law, Elections, Gold Dome, Legal, Peter Blake, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Photo: Damon Sasso

Blake: Buck’s ‘Blue Lives Matter’ bill misses the mark

The American Civil Liberties Union long ago made social welfare reform more of a priority than protection of constitutional rights, so it isn’t surprising that it has supported hate crime laws.

By Peter Blake · July 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice, Legal, National, Peter Blake, Uncategorized
Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings

Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings

Under AFFH, “if you like your neighborhood, you may not be able to keep your neighborhood.”

By Kim Monson · July 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Douglas County, Send Tips, Taxes
Targeting climate speech: Colorado group strikes back as liberal AGs stumble

Targeting climate speech: Colorado group strikes back as liberal AGs stumble

A crackdown in the name of climate change can soon expand “to a whole host of issues,” warns the Mountain States Legal Foundation. “What issue will some other attorney general decide is an abuse of your First Amendment rights that needs to be punished or restrained?”

By Simon Lomax · July 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Energy, Environment, Free Speech, National, Politics
Image: Colorado State Archives

Blake: Bending over backwards for the unaffiliated voter

“Raise the Bar” is running an initiative that would require future initiated amendments to pass with a supermajority of 55 percent instead of the current 50 percent plus one. However, initiatives that would repeal any current provision of the state constitution can pass with only a simple majority, as now.

By Peter Blake · June 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, Elections, Gold Dome, Legal, Peter Blake, Politics
Colorado groups on IRS ‘targeting’ list

Colorado groups on IRS ‘targeting’ list

“Please provide copies of agendas and/or descriptions of topics covered at each of the organization’s general meetings and events since inception.”

By Todd Shepherd · June 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Featured, Legal, National, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Robert Duran tends to his wholesale flowers at his business in Longmont - Credit: Todd Shepherd

Small businesses hit with six-figure fines going back 5-8 years

“The intent was to get everyone in compliance, not to steal their home, not to steal their business, not to shut them down and put these poor people (Duran’s employees) out of work even though it’s seasonal work. That was not the intent,” Duran said.

By Todd Shepherd · May 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Agriculture, Business/Economy, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Economy, Gold Dome, Immigration, Legal, Original Report