History

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2005 Denver Shooting Led to International Incident with Mexico

In May 2005, Colorado became an epicenter in immigration controversy after a shooting took place in a Denver dance hall.

The Lawyer Who ‘Broke Race Barrier to Become Judge’

Judge James Flanigan set a “first” for Colorado in 1957 when he became the state’s first Black judge.
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This Week in History: Colorado Repeals the Death Penalty, Commutes Sentences of Nathan Dunlap...

The 1999 Columbine High School shooting shocked the nation but before that heinous crime was another that ended in four deaths in 1993.
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The History of Plain Language in Colorado Law

Plain language efforts date back to a 1990s movement to eliminate “legalese” and bring lawyers and their clients closer together.
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An Ode to the Does: A Look at Some of Colorado’s Unsolved Cases

Denver Police have closed 19 of 748 cold cases dating back to the 1970s with recent DNA breakthroughs, but some of the state’s most notorious cold cases are still missing victim identification
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A Trust Can’t Die: The unique beneficiary deeds issue presented in Fischbach v. Holzberlein

Beneficiaries in Colorado can receive property deeds from an...
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Colorado’s ‘Aerospace Alley’ and the Start of Space Law Practice in Colorado

“Houston, we’ve had a problem here,” said astronaut and...
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A Brief History of a Colorado Cult

American cults began growing wildly in popularity between the...

Colorado’s Republican Civil Rights Icon

Peter Dominick, a Holland & Hart lawyer, took office early in 1961 as a Republican U.S. representative after serving in World War II.
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Arrest Made in 1982 Breckenridge Cold Case

Colorado authorities last month announced an arrest in the...