Tag:civil rights

Colorado Court of Appeals Opinions for Aug. 18

The Colorado Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed and remanded a case involving civil actions against a peace officer and their employer.

Protective Custody Conditions at Colorado Prison Need Improvement, DU Clinic Finds

A two-year investigation by law students looking into the conditions of a Colorado prison’s protective custody unit wrapped up.

Jordan Blisk is Working to Make Law More Inclusive for Trans People, and He’s Only Getting Started

At 27 years old, Jordan Blisk's hit the ground running in both his legal career and his work as an activist for transgender rights.

Trial Starts Against Denver Police Over Use of Force in 2020 Protests

A lawsuit against the Denver Police Department for use of force during the George Floyd protests had its first day at trial on Monday.

‘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.

U.S. Justices End Florist Fight to Discriminate Against Gay Couple on Religious Grounds

The Supreme Court, on a July 2 divided vote, passed on deciding whether a private business can discriminate against LGBTQ customers.

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.

Appeals Judges Put Hold on Lower Court Ruling Finding Constitutional Right to Possess, Carry Combat-Style Firearms

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed a ruling that California’s ban on assault weapons violates the Second Amendment.