Editorial: Hickenlooper vetoed this bad bill for a reason. Now it could come back.

The Denver Post: In 2018 Gov. John Hickenlooper wisely vetoed a bill that would have allowed child deaths in Colorado to escape public scrutiny. But lawmakers at the state Capitol are talking about bringing the bad-bill back for another try.

We understand the intent of the legislation — protecting families who are grieving — but it will do more harm than good.

Under Colorado law, autopsy reports conducted by county coroners are open to public scrutiny. Most often the reports are read by family members, both immediate and distant, hoping to understand what happened to a loved one. Sometimes the reports are used by law enforcement investigating a crime. And occasionally the reports are used by members of the media who are investigating or reporting on certain deaths.

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