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Steven Schultz and David Westfall Appointed to Seventh Judicial District Court

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:21:40 +0000

On Friday, September 5, 2014, the governor's office announced Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia's appointment of two judges to the district court bench in the Seventh Judicial District, encompassing Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, San Miguel, and Ouray counties. Steven Schultz and David Westfall were appointed to fill vacancies occasioned by the retirements of Hon. James W. Schum and Hon. Charles R. Greenacre. The appointments are effective January 13, 2015.

CJD 05-01 Regarding Public Access to Records Amended by Colorado Supreme Court

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:06:05 +0000

On Friday, September 5, 2014, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced amendments to CJD 05-01, "Directive Concerning Access to Court Records," effective September 4, 2014. The Chief Justice Directive seeks to provide guidance for access to court records while protecting the privacy of litigants.

Tenth Circuit: Judge’s Consideration of Deportability as Sentencing Factor Harmless Error

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:58:16 +0000

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in United States v. Sanchez-Leon on Monday, August 25, 2014.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 9/5/2014

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:47:08 +0000

On Friday, September 5, 2014, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and three unpublished opinions.

Model Criminal Jury Instructions Released by Colorado Supreme Court

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:23:22 +0000

The Colorado Supreme Court announced the release of new Model Criminal Jury Instructions on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. The Colorado Supreme Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee has been working to develop the new model instructions since its official creation in October 2011, and intends to keep the instructions up-to-date by issuing periodic supplements or new editions.

Bonnie McLean Appointed to Eighteenth Judicial District Bench

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:43:32 +0000

On Wednesday, September 4, 2014, the governor's office announced his appointment of Bonnie McLean to the bench of the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, encompassing Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. McLean will replace Hon. Vincent R. White, who is retiring. The appointment is effective January 13, 2015.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 9/4/2014

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:13:37 +0000

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and 25 unpublished opinions.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 9/4/2014

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:10:15 +0000

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and four unpublished opinions.

Running Past Our Limits Update (Part Six): Science and Snake Oil

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:57:54 +0000

A friend shared a TED talk with me about how a rat with a severed spinal cord had its nervous system regenerated so it could run again. The researchers used a combination of chemical and electrical stimulation to get the rat’s legs moving involuntarily, but that wasn’t enough. So they created a robotic harness that allowed the rat to move if and when and where it wanted. After that, the rat’s spinal cord grew new connections. The scientists created an opportunity for healing, but the rat’s desire to move took over and made it a reality.

Colorado Court of Appeals: No Fourth Amendment Violation where Officers had Reasonable Suspicion for Pat-Down

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:56:52 +0000

The Colorado Court of Appeals issued its opinion in People v. Martin on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

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Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 17, 2014
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Sep 18, 2014 - Sep 18, 2014
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