Latest Colorado Supreme Court News

Colorado judge resigning after censure for racial slur

Apr. 19, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as well as using court employees to work on personal business. The...

First Black Supreme Court justice in Colorado dies at 72

Apr. 02, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Gregory Kellam Scott, the only Black justice to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court, died unexpectedly at his home in Indiana. He was 72. Scott died Wednesday, the Denver Post reported. He was sworn onto the court in 1993 after being...

First female chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court dies

Mar. 31, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The first female Supreme Court chief justice of Colorado has died after living for years with multiple sclerosis. Mary Mullarkey, who was 77, died Wednesday. She spent 23 years on the state's highest court and 12 years as the court's chief. ...

Judge rules Colorado cities unable to enact gun restrictions

Mar. 18, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Boulder has been blocked from enforcing its 2-year-old ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the city — potentially providing the state Supreme Court an opportunity to review whether the state's cities can create their own gun ownership restrictions, a judge...

Colorado court: Speed-reading bills violates constitution

Mar. 18, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that state Senate Democrats violated the constitution in 2019 when they responded to Republicans' request that bills be read at length by having computers speed-read the bills in an intelligible garble. The Colorado Sun reports that in...