News

5th Judicial District Attorney’s office requested court records be sealed in Judge Thompson case

The lack of information surrounding the case is largely due to a motion to suppress the records that was filed by the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office ...
Read More

Q&A with Elizabeth Wang | Taking a First Amendment case to the Supreme Court

Levi Frasier is a 37-year-old construction worker who was driving to work one morning in August 2014, when he saw Denver police officers forcefully pulling a man out of a car in a parking lot. Levi parked his truck, got out and began video recording the officers' actions with his tablet ...
Read More

Boulder council candidate is trying to silence critics, court filing says

A group of Boulder political organizers is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a candidate for city council under a state law meant to curb legal threats that discourage free speech and participation in the government process ...
Read More

Trump allies argue repeating unverified election fraud claims doesn’t amount to defamation in first hearing

What obligation do news outlets and public figures have to determine if a claim is true before they repeat it, especially if that claim has the power to ruin a man’s life? ...
Read More

DPD sometimes lags when informing the public of crimes and crashes

But just this weekend, the department was hours late alerting the public about both a shooting and a hit-and-run that seriously injured a pedestrian. They’re the latest in a string of recent incidents where Denver Police took hours before tweeting about the incident, only informing the public and journalists long after scenes have cleared ...
Read More

Denver asks SCOTUS to reject case implicating right to video record police

The city of Denver is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a case that could alter the limits of civil immunity for police officers and establish the right of bystanders to record law enforcement in public ...
Read More

Your honor, you’re muted: Colorado eyes the future of virtual court

Colorado’s initially ubiquitous use of virtual courts during the pandemic has faded into a patchwork of judge-by-judge decisions about when proceedings go forward in-person or online, even as many in the justice system call for some virtual options to be preserved post-COVID ...
Read More

Ouray County attorney took job before public decision

Ouray County’s new attorney received an offer letter, accepted the job and signed an employment contract before the Board of County Commissioners voted in public to hire him, according to emails obtained by the Plaindealer through an open request ...
Read More

Amendment 78: Colorado voters will decide if lawmakers should have more oversight of state spending

A measure on Colorado’s November ballot asks voters to change the way the state approves spending money from the federal government, legal settlements and other non-state sources ...
Read More

Moore and Regan-Porter: How Sen. Bennet can help save community news in Colorado

Fortunately, there is a shrewd way to help save local news businesses without the government gaining influence over journalists or their coverage. It’s called the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. This clever, bipartisan bill would provide more help for local news than at any time in about a century – and it’s done in a very First-Amendment-friendly way ...
Read More