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Colorado Supreme Court upholds new psych evaluation order for James Holmes

By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – The Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a trial judge’s decision granting prosecutors a second psychiatric examination of accused theater gunman James Holmes, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity of murdering 12 moviegoers in 2012. Acting without comment, the court denied…

Colorado Supreme Court approves anti-abortion ‘personhood’ ballot initiative

The Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state’s constitution could be placed on the 2012 ballot. Planned Parenthood had filed a complaint to keep the proposed amendment off the ballot, claiming the initiative was misleading to voters because it did not explain the…

Colorado court says students can carry guns on university campuses

DENVER (Reuters) – The Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Monday that students and employees with concealed weapon permits can carry handguns on University of Colorado campuses, overturning a ban by the school’s regents. Gun-rights advocates had challenged the university policy that was adopted in 1994, arguing that the university’s governing…

Judge rules Colorado education law unconstitutional

DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado judge ruled on Friday that the state’s education law is unconstitutional because it underfunds public schools and fails to provide a “thorough and uniform” education to all students. In a 183-page decision, Denver District Court Judge Sheila Rappaport said the state legislature needs to craft…

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