Legal Connection Updates http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37846 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/dkOJVndcLEM/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 10/16/2017 On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and three unpublished opinions. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:11:28 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10162017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and three unpublished opinions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/16/16-3360.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Sigg v. Allen County, Kansas</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-2108.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>United States v. Rodela-Castillo</em></a></p> <p><em><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-8033.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bird v. Wyoming Attorney General</a></em></p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/dkOJVndcLEM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10162017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10162017/ 2017-10-16 23:11 +00:00 2017-10-16 17:11 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37842 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/ue4mZAw5F9Y/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court Colorado Supreme Court: Announcement Sheet, 10/16/2017 On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court issued one published opinion. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:20:42 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-announcement-sheet-10162017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Colorado Supreme Court issued one published opinion.</p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2014/14SC341.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Ronquillo v. People</em></a></p> <p>The summary of this case is forthcoming.</p> <p>Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is <a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Case_Announcements/Files/2017/FA3807October.16.2017.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">available here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/ue4mZAw5F9Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-announcement-sheet-10162017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-announcement-sheet-10162017/ 2017-10-16 15:20 +00:00 2017-10-16 09:20 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37840 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/mwcnaRgVqbM/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 10/13/2017 On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and four unpublished opinions. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:17:50 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10132017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and four unpublished opinions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-7019.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Cooley v. Town of Kiowa</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-6050.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Ali v. Jones</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-3016.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Brimeyer v. Nelson</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/16/16-3370.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>United States v. Jordan</em></a></p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/mwcnaRgVqbM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10132017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10132017/ 2017-10-16 15:17 +00:00 2017-10-16 09:17 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37834 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/0Rn3yikCEHg/ Case Law business law Colorado Supreme Court criminal law health law litigation medical treatment municipal law unjust enrichment Colorado Supreme Court: Hospital Has No Private Right of Action Against Police Department for Cost of Treatment The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>City of Arvada ex rel. Arvada Police Department v. Denver Health &#038; Hospital Authority</em> on Monday, October 9, 2017. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:01:15 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-hospital-no-private-right-action-police-department-cost-treatment/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SC184.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">City of Arvada ex rel. Arvada Police Department v. Denver Health &amp; Hospital Authority</a></em> on Monday, October 9, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Prisons—Costs of Incarceration. </em></p> <p>Arvada police arrested a severely injured man and sent him to Denver Health Medical Center. Denver Health and Hospital Authority (Denver Health) sued Arvada for the cost of care, claiming that C.R.S. § 16-3-401, which says that persons in custody “shall be . . . provided . . . medical treatment,” required Arvada to pay the hospital for the detainee’s care. Here, the Colorado Supreme Court clarified that (1) whether a statute provides a private right of action is a question of standing, and (2) the same test for a private right of action under <em>Allstate Insurance Co. v. Parfrey</em>, 830 P.2d 905 (Colo. 1992), applies for claims against both governmental and non-governmental defendants. Applying <em>Parfrey</em> to Denver Health’s statutory claim, the court held that C.R.S. § 16-3-401 does not provide hospitals a private right of action to sue police departments for the cost of providing healthcare to persons in custody. Accordingly, it concluded that the trial court erred by granting summary judgment to Denver Health on the statutory claim. The court remanded the case for consideration of Denver Health’s unjust enrichment claim based on Arvada’s statutory duty to provide care for persons in custody.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/0Rn3yikCEHg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-hospital-no-private-right-action-police-department-cost-treatment/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-hospital-no-private-right-action-police-department-cost-treatment/ 2017-10-13 15:01 +00:00 2017-10-13 09:01 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37836 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/X5Ikaj58ISM/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court criminal law federal preemption Immigration and Nationality Act immigration law Colorado Supreme Court: Colorado Human Smuggling Statute Preempted by Federal Immigration & Nationality Act The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em>Fuentes-Espinoza v. People</em> on Monday, October 9, 2017. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:01:00 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-colorado-human-smuggling-statute-preempted-federal-immigration-nationality-act/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Supreme Court issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2013/13SC128.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fuentes-Espinoza v. People</a></em> on Monday, October 9, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Alien Smuggling—Field Preemption—Conflict Preemption. </em></p> <p>This case required the Colorado Supreme Court to determine whether Colorado’s human smuggling statute, C.R.S. § 18-13-128, is preempted by the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101–1537 (2017) (INA). The court concluded that the INA preempts C.R.S. § 18-13-128 under the doctrines of both field and conflict preemption. In reaching this conclusion, the court agreed with a number of federal circuit courts that have reviewed the same INA provisions at issue here and have determined that those provisions create a comprehensive framework to penalize the transportation, concealment, and inducement of unlawfully present aliens and thus evince a congressional intent to occupy the field criminalizing such conduct. In addition, applying the analyses set forth in those federal decisions, the court concluded that C.R.S. § 18-13-128, like the state human smuggling statutes at issue in the federal cases, stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment and execution of Congress’s purposes and objectives in enacting its comprehensive framework. Accordingly, the court reversed petitioner’s judgment of conviction under C.R.S. § 18-13-128.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/X5Ikaj58ISM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-colorado-human-smuggling-statute-preempted-federal-immigration-nationality-act/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-supreme-court-colorado-human-smuggling-statute-preempted-federal-immigration-nationality-act/ 2017-10-13 15:01 +00:00 2017-10-13 09:01 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37832 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/1JTETG37dug/ Case Law Colorado Court of Appeals Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 10/12/2017 On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and 37 unpublished opinions. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:00:46 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-court-appeals-announcement-sheet-10122017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and 37 unpublished opinions.</p> <p>Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is <a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_Of_Appeals/Case_Announcements/Files/2017/BBA5B510-12-17.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">available here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/1JTETG37dug" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-court-appeals-announcement-sheet-10122017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-court-appeals-announcement-sheet-10122017/ 2017-10-13 15:00 +00:00 2017-10-13 09:00 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37838 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/SduvbwxXQxo/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 10/12/2017 On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and two unpublished opinions. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:00:20 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10122017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and two unpublished opinions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-2031.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Kirk v. Burke</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-3076.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Dudley v. Kansas Department of Corrections</em></a></p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/SduvbwxXQxo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10122017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10122017/ 2017-10-13 15:00 +00:00 2017-10-13 09:00 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37826 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/4QlZF1G5ACQ/ Job Satisfaction inspiration job satisfaction job search law practice mental health How Did We Get Here From There? Economic news is a media mainstay, but I’ve always felt that real people don’t live in “The Economy.” Instead, I think we live in a world forged from our outlook on life, which is derived from personal biases and cultural norms, so that economics is only news when our internal outlook (“I can afford that”) clashes with external reality (“No I can’t”). Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:50:53 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/how-did-we-get-here-from-there/#respond Kevin Rhodes <div class="pf-content"><p>We got nudged, that’s how.</p> <p>Economic news is a media mainstay, but I’ve always felt that real people don’t live in “The Economy.” Instead, I think we live in a world forged from our outlook on life, which is derived from personal biases and cultural norms, so that economics is only news when our internal outlook (“I can afford that”) clashes with external reality (“No I can’t”).</p> <p>Turns out somebody just won a Nobel Prize for thinking along those lines (well, sort of), except he took it much further and figured out how policy-makers who know better than we do can come to our rescue by nudging us ahead of time in the direction we really ought to go.</p> <p><a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/how-did-we-get-here-from-there/nudge/" rel="attachment wp-att-37827"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-37827" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Nudge-195x300.jpg" alt="" width="195" height="300" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Nudge.jpg 195w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Nudge-98x150.jpg 98w" sizes="(max-width: 195px) 100vw, 195px" /></a><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Thaler">Richard H. Thaler</a> is an economist at the University of Chicago, and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Sunstein">Cass R. Sunstein</a> is a Harvard Law School Professor. Together, they wrote <em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Nudge-Improving-Decisions-Health-Happiness/dp/014311526X">Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness</a></em> (2009). Their concept of “nudging” super-sized behavioral economics and spawned a lucrative new consulting field. (Google “nudge” and you’ll see what I mean.) Prof. Thaler was awarded the Nobel Prize not only for <em>Nudge</em>, but for a body of work the <em>The Economist</em> summarized as follows in an article earlier this week:</p> <blockquote><p>Not long ago, the starting assumption of any economic theory was that humans are rational actors who maximise their utility. Economists summarily dismissed anyone insisting otherwise. But over the past few decades, behavioural economists like Richard Thaler have progressively chipped away at this notion. They combine economics with insights from psychology to show how heavily economic decisions are influenced by cognitive biases. On September 9th Mr. Thaler’s work was recognised at the highest level when the Nobel Committee awarded him this year’s prize in economics. Mr. Thaler thus becomes one of very few behavioural economists to win the prize.</p> <p>That started to change when Mr. Thaler and Cass Sunstein, a legal scholar at Harvard University, co-authored a book, “Nudge”, in 2008. The book attacked the assumption of rational decision-making in economic models and showed how context could be changed to “nudge” people to make better choices. In 2010 Mr. Thaler advised the British government on the creation of the Behavioural Insights Team, a unit that sought to put their ideas into practice. The wildly successful government unit has since been spun out into a quasi-private company and now advises governments around the world.</p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2017/10/2017-nobel-prizes?">&#8220;The Nobel In Economics Rewards A Pioneer Of “Nudges” — Richard Thaler becomes one of very few behavioural economists to receive the discipline’s highest honour,&#8221;</a> <em>The Economist</em>, October 9, 2017.</p> <p><em>Vox</em> also summarized Thaler’s work earlier this week:</p> <blockquote><p>Richard Thaler, one of the founders of modern behavioral economics and the winner of the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is obsessed with how people make decisions — not just investors or policymakers but everyday consumers and taxpayers. He’s tried to explain why people won’t sell wine they own for more than they paid for it, why people take out big loans even when they have plenty of savings, and how to encourage people to sock away more of their paychecks toward retirement.</p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/9/16447752/richard-thaler-nobel-explained-economics">&#8220;This Headline Is A Nudge To Get You To Read About Nobel Economist Richard Thaler — Okay, it’s not a very good nudge, but his work is really important!&#8221;</a> <em>Vox</em>, October 9, 2017.</p> <p>I confess, I read <em>Nudge</em> and could never quite silence my own biased subtext of resentment over the idea that politicians, think-tankers, captains of industry, and other members of The Illuminati know what’s best for my health, wealth, and happiness, and are deliberately nudging me to carry out their own agendas. I’ve made liberal use of my human right to make dumb mistakes, thank you very much, and prefer to keep it that way. On the other hand, I respect the scholarship that went into theorizing something we all probably realize but try not to admit: that we decide subliminally before we act, and then rationalize what we’ve done after the fact.</p> <p>Turns out that, like it or not, “The Economy” actually does run on ideas that come down from the top. Next time, we’ll look at some of the most famous economic nudgers of all time.</p> <p><em><a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/55369/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-spinal-tap" rel="attachment wp-att-37829"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-37829" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Spinal-tap.jpg" alt="" width="194" height="259" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Spinal-tap.jpg 194w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Spinal-tap-112x150.jpg 112w" sizes="(max-width: 194px) 100vw, 194px" /></a><a href="https://www.illuminatiofficial.org/the-official-website-for-the-illuminati/" target="_blank" rel="attachment wp-att-37828 noopener"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-37828" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Illuminati-300x152.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="152" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Illuminati.jpg 300w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Illuminati-150x76.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a>By the way, there’s an Illuminati <a href="https://www.illuminatiofficial.org/the-official-website-for-the-illuminati/">website</a>. Watching the greeting video, I think this has got to be a parody in the same league as <a href="http://mentalfloss.com/article/55369/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-spinal-tap">This is Spinal Tap</a>. If it’s not, then it’s it just plain creepy.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="border: 1px solid #becbcf; background-color: #dee4e7;"> <p><em>Kevin Rhodes is on a mission to bring professional excellence and personal wellbeing to the people who learn, teach, and practice the law. His past blog posts for the CBA have been collected in two volumes — click the book covers for more information.</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Law-Enlightenment-Other-States-Mind/dp/1521495009/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_blank" rel="attachment wp-att-37444 noopener"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-37444" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Law-enlightenment-2nd-edition.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="225" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Law-enlightenment-2nd-edition.jpg 150w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Law-enlightenment-2nd-edition-100x150.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Cyborg-Lawyers-Kevin-Rhodes/dp/1521825769/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8" target="_blank" rel="attachment wp-att-37445 noopener"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-37445" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cover-3-thumbnail.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="225" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cover-3-thumbnail.jpg 150w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cover-3-thumbnail-100x150.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a></p> </div> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/4QlZF1G5ACQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/how-did-we-get-here-from-there/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/how-did-we-get-here-from-there/ 2017-10-12 15:50 +00:00 2017-10-12 09:50 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37811 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/Aa53o08qTbs/ Case Law Colorado Court of Appeals election law ethics politics secretary of state Colorado Court of Appeals: Payments for Vendor Tables at Republican Convention Were Not Political Contributions The Colorado Court of Appeals issued its opinion in <em>Campaign Integrity Watchdog v. Colorado Republican Committee</em> on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:35:36 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-court-appeals-payments-vendor-tables-republican-convention-not-political-contributions/#respond CBA-CLE Staff <div class="pf-content"><p>The Colorado Court of Appeals issued its opinion in <em><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2017/16CA1648-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Campaign Integrity Watchdog v. Colorado Republican Committee</a></em> on Thursday, October 5, 2017.</p> <blockquote><p><em>Administrative Law Judge—Campaign Contributions—Value of Services—Reportable—</em><em>C.R.S. §§ 1-45-108(1)(a)(I) and -103(6)(b).</em></p> <p>An administrative law judge (ALJ) held a hearing and determined that the Colorado Republican Committee (CRC) improperly failed to report three payments for vendor tables at its 2016 Republican Party assembly and convention. The CRC was fined and sanctioned for failing to report contributions.</p> <p>On appeal, CRC contended that the ALJ erred in determining that the three payments for vendor tables at the convention were reportable contributions under state law and not properly reported by CRC. C.R.S. § 1-45-108(1)(a)(I) requires political committees to report receipt of contributions of $20 or more and to report expenditures and obligations. C.R.S. § 1-45-103(6)(b), which defines “contribution,” applies to all contributions “for which the contributor receives compensation or consideration,” and thus applies to the payments at issue here. Under the plain language of this section, political parties are required to report only that portion of payments for services that exceeds the value of the services rendered. Here, Campaign Integrity Watchdog provided no evidence that the value of the vendor tables was actually less than the $350 CRC charged. Therefore, the ALJ erred in finding that the payments at issue were reportable contributions under state law.</p> <p>The part of the order imposing a fine and sanctions against CRC for failing to disclose the relevant payments was reversed.</p></blockquote> <p><em>Summary provided courtesy of </em><a href="http://www.cobar.org/-em-Colorado-Lawyer-em" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Colorado Lawyer</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/Aa53o08qTbs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-court-appeals-payments-vendor-tables-republican-convention-not-political-contributions/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/colorado-court-appeals-payments-vendor-tables-republican-convention-not-political-contributions/ 2017-10-12 15:35 +00:00 2017-10-12 09:35 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=37823 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/39ZYdZDgV2s/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 10/11/2017 On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and three unpublished opinions. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:35:09 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10112017/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and three unpublished opinions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-1256.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Jones v. Goetz</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-6158.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Johnson v. Patton</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-1127.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Profita v. Regents of the University of Colorado</em></a></p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/39ZYdZDgV2s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10112017/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/10/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-10112017/ 2017-10-12 15:35 +00:00 2017-10-12 09:35 -06:00