Colorado Supreme Court to decide if state’s release of public records should now be confidential

Colorado Politics: The Colorado Supreme Court next week will consider whether a Denver judge was correct when he declined to bar confidential documents from being used in a lawsuit after the state had previously released them publicly through an open records request.

“Plaintiffs have already refused the Attorney General’s demand that they stop using and destroy the privileged documents,” argued Porter Adventist Hospital located in Denver to the court. “[N]o Colorado court has previously considered a situation like this.”

At issue in the case are several hundred documents that Porter Adventist says the state’s health department released to the plaintiffs — but should not have — shortly before they filed their lawsuit.

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