Right to Die Law Proposed

Colorado Democrats have announced plans to introduce a bill to give dying patients the option to end their lives. The debate over whether terminally ill patients should be allowed to end their lives with doctor-prescribed medication is a national one, given headlines over the recent holidays when Brittany Maynard made her decision a public one. […]

January 29 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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State Ban on Powdered Alcohol Considered

Colorado lawmakers will consider whether to ban powdered alcohol before the product arrives in stores. The product called “Palcohol” is an ounce of rum or vodka in powdered form, which is mixed with water. Those who oppose the product worry that underage consumers will find it easier to sneak alcohol into schools and public events. […]

January 27 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Can Elected Judges Seek Contributions?

Today the Supreme Court heard arguments as to whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships. The justices heard arguments in a case from Florida, five years after the court’s Citizens United ruling freed corporations and labor unions from limits on spending in elections for Congress and president. The […]

January 20 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Should Accused Killer Receive Death Benefits?

An insurance company, American General of Texas, has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court in Denver, asking a federal judge to provide guidance on a $1.5 million claim in the case of a man accused of shoving his wife to her death at Rocky Mountain National Park. The lawsuit names as defendants insurance […]

January 16 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Legal Myths
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Cheap Gas = More Danger on Highways

National Public Radio had an interesting analysis of the impact of gasoline prices on traffic safety last week. Guangqing Chi, a sociologist at South Dakota State University, has analyzed the relationship between gas prices and road fatalities in the United States. One study that he conducted found that a 20-cent decline in gas prices in […]

January 14 / 2015

Scooby Doo Assists in Release of Wrongfully Arrested Man

In 2010, Christian Robinson landed his dream job as a chef at a big Las Vegas hotel, but the hotel’s background check found Robinson had an active arrest warrant for felony drug distribution in his home state of Colorado. Shocked, Robinson assumed that the mistake could be best cleared by appearing in the Denver Police […]

January 10 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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