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Dick Lamm

Former Colorado Governor and Attorney Dick Lamm Dies at 85

While Dick Lamm contributed to several enduring laws, his political career remains in a controversial shadow.
CORE demonstrators gather to protest racist attacks in Birmingham, Alabama.

‘Freedom Riders’ Lead the Way Toward Equal Rights Movement in Colorado

CORE’s 1943 Colorado demonstration was one of the first successful protests for the group in the region but it wasn’t until larger court cases like Keyes v. School District 1 that real changes to state laws began happening.
Robert Charles Browne

‘The Devil’s Right-Hand Man’ and Self-Professed Colorado Serial Killer

While Browne’s already serving a life sentence for one murder, investigators remain fascinated by his motivations and claims to have killed more.
Luis Archuleta, left, and Daril Cinquanta, right.

2020 Arrest Made for ‘Cop Shooter’ and Two-time Prison Escapee Luis Archuleta

Luis Archleta, also known as Larry Pusateri and Ramon Montoya, was detained one year ago for escaping from a Colorado prison in 1974.
A protestor holds a sign high that reads "equal rights."

Colorado’s First Steps Toward Equality, a Continuing Effort

The CRA joined several other civil rights laws on the books, but the state made little progress toward equality until the 1960s and '70s.
Pro-life protestors use a megaphone.

The History Behind Colorado’s ‘Limited Loading Buffer Zone’

While Colorado's law drew criticism from protestors, it stood up to the First Amendment claim leveled in Hill v. Thomas in 1999.
Bonny Baker

Bonny Baker’s 2021 Cold Case Arrest Five Months Shy of 23rd Anniversary

Denver Police made another cold case arrest in January, charging Crespin Nene-Perez for the murder of Bonny Baker in June 1998.
Joseph Henry Stuart

The Lawyer-Turned-Legislator Who First Tackled Racial Discrimination in Colorado

Joseph H. Stuart was the first Black legislator in Colorado and introduced a bill to ensure equal access to public places for all.
Alan Berg

Lawless Order: The Murder of Alan Berg

While most Coloradans knew Berg for his radio show, some may know he previously served as a lawyer in Chicago.
Byron White

“Whizzer” White’s Legacy in Law

Byron White was best known in Denver for his contributions to law, though some may also know him from his impressive football career.