A Brief History of License Requirements

Law Week takes a look back at the history behind legal licensing.
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A Brief History of a 1980 Steamboat Springs Easement Dispute

In 1980, Steamboat Springs was sued by two condo associations for closing an intersection.
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Are CLEs a Cruel, Unusual Punishment?

In 1983, a Colorado attorney alleged the CLE rule violated his First, Fourth, Eighth and 13th Amendment rights and asked for $9 million in relief.
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The Chief Justice Who Opposed Suspension of Habeas Corpus During Colorado Labor Wars

Then-Justice Robert Steele was the only judge to dissent to the suspension of habeas corpus during the Colorado Labor Wars.
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Saddle Up: One of the State’s Oddest Early Internet Legal Battles

A Denver saddle company won a temporary restraining order against a web hosting firm for “manipulating the internet,” according to June 1998 coverage.
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The 1937 ‘Microphone Scandal’: When an Attorney, Reporter, Restaurant Inspector Bugged the Governor’s Office

In 1937, a special grand jury convened in Denver to investigate what news outlets called the “Microphone Scandal.”

The Trial of Lauren Watson

In March 1969, as the civil rights movement in the U.S. was in full swing, a chapter was playing out in a Denver courtroom.
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To Sue an Almost Assassin’s Therapist

Colorado plaintiffs in 1983 sued the psychiatrist treating John Hinckley Jr. at the time of his attempted assassination of former Pres. Ronald Reagan.
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James Genrich to Get a New Trial in 1991 Pipe Bombing Case

A judge on July 10 ordered a new trial for James Genrich, who was convicted in 1993 of detonating pipe bombs in Grand Junction.

Vanderhoof’s Push for Vietnam Veterans

Former Gov. John Vanderhoof in January 1974 requested the state legislature review a bill that would waive half the in-state tuition for qualifying Vietnam-era veterans.