The town board of Del Norte violated the Colorado Open Meetings Law by censuring a fellow board member during a closed executive session, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled, reversing a judge’s decision and invalidating the censure.
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The state’s highest court should reaffirm that people who sue state and local government entities are still entitled to obtain public records from those entities by using the Colorado Open Records Act, the ACLU of Colorado and the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition say in a new court filing.
The Colorado Department of Human Services wants the state’s highest court to review a recent appellate court opinion that could force the disclosure of aggregate statistics about child-abuse hotline calls made from licensed residential care facilities.
Several key rulings in 2023 showed why courts matter so much for enforcing and interpreting Colorado’s open government laws.
Because of a 2023 law that protects the privacy of juveniles, the Colorado Judicial Department plans to limit attorneys’ access to criminal court records and clerks may take longer to process document requests from journalists and the public.
BusinessDen and its reporter Justin Wingerter are refusing to comply with a judge’s order to return suppressed court records and permanently delete all electronic copies of them, contending the order violates both the U.S. and Colorado constitutions.
Are people who want books banned or reclassified library “users” whose identities are protected by Colorado law? The Colorado Court of Appeals said yes in an opinion issued last month, but now the editor of the Crested Butte News wants the state Supreme Court to review and reverse that ruling.
A judge ordered Denver to disclose city officials’ text messages about last June’s severe hailstorm at Red Rocks Amphitheater, ruling the communications were improperly withheld from 9NEWS reporter Steve Staeger.
A CORA request seeking information about a June cybersecurity attack at the Colorado Department of Higher Education has led to a court dispute over records withheld under the law’s deliberative process privilege.
The Colorado Supreme Court agreed to review a 2022 appellate court ruling that lets a person involved in litigation with a government entity use the Colorado Open Records Act, rather than complying with the rules of discovery, to obtain documents relevant to the litigation.