Colorado Supreme Court confirms that Democrats’ speed-reading of bills violated state constitution

The Colorado Sun: In a narrow, 4-3 decision handed down on Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court confirmed that Democrats in the state Senate violated Colorado’s constitution in 2019 when they ordered bills to be sped-read by a computer.

The situation arose from Republicans efforts to stall the lawmaking process in protest of Democratic policies that year. GOP state lawmakers asked for bills to be read at length, in particular a non-controversial, 2,000-page measure, gumming up policymaking for hours.

Democrats responded by having multiple computers read the measure at lightning speed, which sounded like intergalactic chatter and was impossible to discern.

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