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Non Sequiturs: 02.17.19

* I share Allahpundit's take on the retirement buzz around Justice Clarence Thomas (recently discussed by Jeffrey Toobin, but also in the air at last November's Federalist Society conference): it's certainly possible, and if it happens, Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Amul Thapar are the two top picks. [Hot Air] * And Judge Barrett is protecting her prospects for Supreme Court confirmation: she just joined the opinion of a fellow shortlister, Judge Diane Sykes, that dutifully applies Hill v. ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Colorado, Poker, Free Speech, Jeffrey Toobin, Hill, Roger Stone, Institute for Justice, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Adam Feldman, Barrett, Allahpundit, Clarence Thomas, Eugene Volokh


Terminating Parental Rights - Father in Prison, Living in Different States

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Illinois y son is 10. I was in a relationship with his dad for two years. Since that time his dad has been in prison 3 years, drug charge. Now on trial for first degree murder. (Yes I made a mistake with the father, but I got my son out of it, a blessing.) I have provided 100% financial and emotional support for 7 years. Never received a dollar in child support. I now live in Colorado. I moved away when his dad was in prison (after co...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Child Custody, Illinois, Co, Support And Visitation


Blind amputee robbed bank to get healthcare, Austin DNA lab may have caused false convictions, reconsidering extreme sentences, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused elsewhere: DNA-mixture errors may have resulted in false convictions Travis County has identified eleven possible false convictions in which people were convicted based on DNA evidence that later was corrected to make an earlier match "inconclusive." The cases will move forward as habeas corpus writs challenging old convictions. Twelve more cases where at least one evidence-match was changed to "inconclusive" ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, California, Austin, Houston, Vox, American Bar Association, Aba, Texas Rangers, Harris County, Lopez, Lubbock, Travis County, Murray Newman, Gritsforbreakfast, Kim Ogg


Loan Agreements: How to Return a Car After Financing Fails, Spot Delivery

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Colorado Purchased car 12/15/18 @ dealership. I called dealership over 5 times as 1/25/19 my trade in had still not been paid. 1/31/19 I contact credit union who supposedly financed us as dealership finance will not return calls. 2/7/19 the dealer re-pulls my credit 53 days later. I call and they say the finance didn't work out. I want to return the car. It's been in the shop four times in 53 days. They say they will not give me my trad...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Cars and Dealerships


Spot Delivery

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Colorado Purchased car 12/15/18 @ dealership. I called dealership over 5 times as 1/25/19 my trade in had still not been paid. 1/31/19 I contact credit union who supposedly financed us as dealership finance will not return calls. 2/7/19 the dealer re-pulls my credit 53 days later. I call and they say the finance didn't work out. I want to return the car. It's been in the shop four times in 53 days. They say they will not give me my trad...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Cars and Dealerships


Another Cop Screw-up With Weapons-Mounted Lights

News from Colorado: A Denver police officer will be suspended for 10 days without pay for almost shooting a man in the head by accident. The Denver Post reports Asher Rose will begin his suspension later this month for the Dec. 15, 2017 incident. The officer joined the department in January 2017 and did not have any previous disciplinary issues. Investigators say Rose and another officer were responding to a report of a drunk man trying to stop traffic in south Denver. The man ran away and hid u...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Police, Military, Denver, Firearms, Rose, Denver Post, Weapon-Mounted Tactical Lights, Asher Rose


Runner Kills Mountain Lion With His Bare Hands

Via Eastern correspondent Fred, this report is bracing: A Colorado trail runner is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by a mountain lion on the West Ridge Trail at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Collins earlier this week. The man, who has not been identified, killed the mountain lion, which Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) said was a “juvenile” and weighed 80 lbs, according to The Washington Post. “The runner did everything he could to save his life,” Mark Leslie, northeast regio...
Tags: Colorado, California, Washington, Animals, Nbc News, Military, Idaho, Fort Collins, The Washington Post, NICK, Fred, Mackay, Glenn Reynolds, Mark Leslie, Mountain Lions, IDFG


"It’s an amazing story. Everyone is baffled and impressed. He had no weapons, no knives or trekking poles with him."

"How did he do it? It’s pretty rare. That is definitely a twist on this, I’m sure.... With a mountain lion, your best chance is to fight. If you make yourself small they will think you are prey."Said the spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, quoted in "How the trail runner attacked by a mountain lion in Larimer County killed the animal/Necropsy: Jogger suffocated mountain lion in life-or-death struggle" (The Denver Post).The victim was running on West Ridge Trail [west of Fort Collins] wh...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Fort Collins, Survival, Lions, Ferrell, Larimer County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Ann Althouse, West Ridge Trail


Could you kill a mountain lion with your bare hands?

A runner in Colorado was taking a jog when he heard something behind him, according to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The post Could you kill a mountain lion with your bare hands? appeared first on GotHunts.com.
Tags: Colorado, Weird, Blog, Hunting, Colorado Parks, Mountain Lion


Could there soon be a western wave of death penalty repeals?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this group of headlines that I saw in my news feed recently: From Colorado, "Friednash: I helped expand the Colorado death penalty; now I support its repeal" From Nevada, "Nevada's Future: 'Broken' death penalty could be banned in 2019 legislative session" From Wyoming, "Wyoming is the closest it's ever been to repealing the death penalty" Because the Wyoming House of Representatives actually voted for repeal last week, that state seems to ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Wyoming, Equality State, Wyoming Wyoming, Nevada Nevada, Wyoming House of Representatives, Douglas A Berman


Temporary Contruction Easment

I live in Colorado. I received a certified letter in the mail the other day about a road construction out front of my home. The letter talked about a temporary construction easement along the west side of my property. It’s a 10’ wide strip that runs the entire length of the property. It’s about 3,300 square feet worth of property. It’s going to block one of our driveways into the property (the one we use the most). The construction easement will come within about 15’ of our bedroom. My question ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Real Estate Ownership And Title


Homeowners Associations: Who Owns the Land Under the Roads Within Our HOA

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Colorado Our small (20 home) community was formed about 40 years ago on land that was once a hay field. When the developers of our community formed the subdivision, they created and recorded a plat, which states, "That the undersigned, being the owners of the following described land [lengthy legal description of land] do hereby dedicate and convey to and for public use, forever, hereafter, the streets as laid out and designated on this ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Road, County, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Public Improvement District


Eviction Process: One of the Tenants Lives in a Different State Now

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Colorado I'm going to be filing the complaint, summons and answer forms against some tenants. One still lives at the house, but the other has moved out of state. Do I need to serve both tenants (whose names are on the lease) and mail the forms to both of them or is it sufficient to serve the one still at the house? Thank you.
Tags: Law, Colorado, Landlord-Tenant Law


Consumer Law Issues: Private School Tution Charges be Increased Depsite a Fixed Tuition Contract

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Colorado A local 6th-12 grade Private school offered the following when my child was in 4th grade: 2013 Founding Families Program Although private school tuition has historically risen by as much as 15% per year, all newly enrolled students for the 2013-14 school year (2nd Year Founding Families) will receive a fixed tuition rate of $AB,FHE for the life of their attendance. Once again, The Founding Families Program is being extended ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Consumer Law


Consumer Law Issues: Fixed Tuition Contract

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Colorado A local 6th-12 grade Private school offered the following when my child was in 4th grade: 2013 Founding Families Program Although private school tuition has historically risen by as much as 15% per year, all newly enrolled students for the 2013-14 school year (2nd Year Founding Families) will receive a fixed tuition rate of $AB,FHE for the life of their attendance. Once again, The Founding Families Program is being extended ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Consumer Law


"Reducing Barriers to Reintegration: Fair chance and expungement reforms in 2018"

The title of this post is the title of from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center to document the laws passed in 2018 aimed at reducing barriers to successful reintegration for individuals with a criminal record. Here is the report's executive summary: * In 2018, 30 states and the District of Columbia produced 56 separate laws aimed at reducing barriers faced by people with criminal records in the workplace, at the ballot box, and elsewhere.  Many of these new laws enacted more than one...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Colorado, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Maine, Kansas, Nebraska, Michigan, Louisiana, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Arizona California, Douglas A Berman


Argument analysis: Searching for the least unnatural reading

The second argument on Monday was in Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus LLP, a case about whether law firms that handle nonjudicial foreclosures are “debt collectors” within the meaning of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If the argument clarified anything, it’s that the FDCPA is a messy statute. This case arises from a crowded corner of consumer law involving significant state and federal regulations that do not always play well together. Colorado foreclosure law requires a firm initiating a n...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Colorado, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bond, Mccarthy, Wells Fargo, Fdcpa, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan


Some New Year highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

It has only been a few weeks since I did a round-up of posts of note from my blogging over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, but a recent post round-up is timely given the interesting discussions that the end if 2018 and start of 2019 have engendered. So: Effective accounting of Top 5 marijuana reform developments in 2018 (with a couple extra added for emphasis) An informed accounting of those states "Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019" Will 2019 really be the "year of weed"? How c...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Washington, Douglas A Berman


Coddo Woddo.

My new favorite pronunciation of "Colorado." But only usable out loud by very young children. In my mind I'm pronouncing it "Coddo Woddo." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Colorado, Pronunciation, Ann Althouse, Coddo Woddo


The Ever-Expanding Culture Of Persecution

The now infamous Colorado baker Jack Phillips has no doubt become the target of a troll, but the law remains clear.
Tags: Law, Colorado, Religion, Courts, Constitutional Law, Jack Phillips, Tyler Broker


Argument preview: Is foreclosure debt collection?

Alpha Stock Images – http://alphastockimages.com/ This is a case in which the more precise you think the statutory language is, the less obvious the right answer becomes. The question presented in Obduskey v. McCarthy Holthus LLP is whether the definition of “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act includes attorneys who effect nonjudicial foreclosures. This case is difficult, not because the statutory language is inherently ambiguous, but because words like “debt” and “f...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, United States, Naacp, Mccarthy, Wells Fargo, Fdcpa, U S Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, Brosnan, Constitutional Accountability Center, 10th Circuit, Merits Cases


An Eight-Hour Course

A stayed year and a day suspension has been approved by the Colorado Presiding Discipline Judge Wiegand, a Denver attorney, hired a female associate in 2009. Around that time, he also hired a female office manager. Wiegand’s office shared two... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Colorado, Denver, Wiegand, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Two State Solution

Reciprocal discipline has been imposed in Colorado for Nevada misconduct This reciprocal discipline case arose out of discipline imposed in Nevada. On September 7, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court entered an order suspending Pengilly for six months and one day,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Colorado, Nevada, Nevada Supreme Court, Pengilly, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


More notable state clemency developments for the holiday season

In this post a few days ago, I flagged some notable recent clemency grants by Governors in Arkansas and Colorado and Pennsylvania (while also lamenting that Prez Trump has not followed up a lot of big clemency talk with any big clemency action). With the Christmas holiday nudging every closer, I am not surprised (though still pleased and grateful) that Governors in a few more states are using the ink their clemency pens. Here is another round-up of notable new state clemency stories: Colorado: "...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Tennessee, Michigan, Greg Abbott, Wolf, Rick Snyder, Hickenlooper, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Melissa Chapman


State clemency developments during a holiday season still full of (foolish?) hope for clemency boldness from Prez Trump

In this post last week, I noted Prez Trump's tweet talking about how criminal justice reform "brings much needed hope to many families during the Holiday Season."  I stressed that long-promised additional clemency action could provide another means for the President to make families happy and hopeful during this special time of year.  (On that front, it is worth recalling that, as posted here, Prez Trump issued his first commutation of Sholom Rubashkin exactly a year ago today.  His only other c...
Tags: Law, Obama, Colorado, White House, Kanye West, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arkansas, Wolf, Chester County, Asa Hutchinson, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Sholom Rubashkin, Alice Marie Johnson, Alice Johnson Prez Trump


Eviction Process: How to Continue Eviction Process

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Colorado I have given a 3-day notice and the time period is almost up. What are all the docs I need to file in the next step? In my experience, the people at the county offices won't tell you if you are missing something. Also, the amount due is under $225. Thank you.
Tags: Law, Colorado, Landlord-Tenant Law


DPIC releases year-end report noting that 2018 was "fourth consecutive year with fewer than 30 executions and 50 death sentences"

This press release from the Death Penalty Information Center, titled "2018 Marked the Fourth Consecutive Year with Fewer than 30 Executions and Less than 50 Death Sentences," provides a summary of the DPIC's 2018 year-end report on the administration of the death penalty in the United States.  Here are excerpts from the press release: With 25 executions and 42 death sentences expected this year, the use of the death penalty remained near historic lows in 2018, according to a report released tod...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, United States, Dallas, Ohio, Washington State, Orange, Death Penalty Information Center, San Bernardino


S&W Model 629 .44 Magnum Review

Josh Wayner writing for Ammoland has the scoop.  A couple of comments. First, I notice that the Buffalo Bore does the best concerning muzzle velocity.  Second, if you shoot the Sig Sauer 240 grain at 1213 FPS, that doesn’t give you much advantage over the 450 SMC (Short Magnum Cartridge) which I carried to Colorado in a 1911 with backup magazines, and which I’ve discussed before (230 grains at around 1120 FPS published muzzle velocity). Second, what I’d really like to see is Josh cover the Perfo...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Military, Firearms, Josh, Ammoland, Buffalo Bore, Josh Wayner, Magnum Review


DA Clears Cop Who Shot Vietnam War Veteran Minutes After The 73-Year-Old Had Killed An Intruder Who Had Stormed In And Tried To Drown His Grandson

Via WiscoDave, news from Colorado: A Colorado police officer who shot an armed Vietnam war veteran in his home after he had just killed an intruder who attacked his 11-year-old grandson will not face charges, the District Attorney said Monday. District attorney for Colorado’s 17th Judicial District Dave Young said his office has cleared Aurora police Officer Drew Limbaugh of wrongdoing in the July death of Richard ‘Gary’ Black Jr. Black, 73. Police said that officers believed Black was the intr...
Tags: Colorado, Police, Cnn, Military, Vietnam, Harper, Black, Aurora, Limbaugh, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora Police Department, Colorado s 17th Judicial District Dave Young, Richard Gary Black Jr Black, Dajon Harper Officers


Texas completes execution for escapee involved in killing during crime spree

As reported in this local article, headlined "'Texas 7' escapee Joseph Garcia executed in Huntsville," the Lone Star State completed yet another execution last night.  Here are the basics: Nearly two decades after the brazen prison break-out and cross-state crime spree that landed him on America's Most Wanted and eventually on death row, Texas 7 prisoner Joseph Garcia was executed Tuesday night in Huntsville....  He was pronounced dead at 6:43 p.m., 13 minutes after the lethal dose began. In re...
Tags: Texas, Law, Colorado, America, Dallas, San Antonio, Irving, Colorado Springs, Garcia, U S Supreme Court, Lone Star State, North Texas, Huntsville, Hawkins, Chronicle, Bexar County



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