Dispute over Democrats’ speed-reading computers lands in front of Colorado Supreme Court

The Denver Post: If the Colorado Constitution requires you to read a 2,023-page bill out loud to the state Senate, can you set up six computers to read different sections of the bill at once, at the incomprehensible speed of 650 words per minute, and call it even?

Colorado Democrats say yes. Republicans say no.

The 2-year-old dispute over a stalling tactic used by the Republican minority in 2019  — and Democrats’ subsequent technological work-around — landed before the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday as the justices considered whether they should step into the political arena and define how legislators should behave to meet the state’s constitutional requirement that bills be read out loud in their entirety upon request.

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