Tag:Sixth Amendment

Colorado Supreme Court Hears Criminal Cases, Congressional Map Controversy

On Oct. 12, the Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two criminal cases and a proposed congressional redistricting map.

Colorado Supreme Court Returns for September Arguments

The Colorado Supreme Court will hear its first oral arguments of the fall session next week. Cases to be heard include several criminal matters and a case involving childhood medical bills and medical malpractice.

Colorado’s History of Capital Punishment

Prior to this month, a first-degree murder could be punishable by death in the state of Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis in March commuted the...

Supreme Court Hears First Arguments of 2020

The Colorado Supreme Court heard its first oral arguments of 2020 last week. They included a couple of criminal cases that took up Sixth...

Court Opinions – Jul 15, 2019

People v. Flynn Defendant Thomas Flynn appealed his judgment of conviction entered on jury verdicts finding him guilty of menacing, vehicular eluding, reckless endangerment, failure...

A Protector of the Court

Attorneys who had cases assigned to Judge Richard Matsch tend to remember a particular quirk about how he ran his courtroom: If you put...

Court Opinions- Apr 01, 2019

U.S. v. Chica-Orellana This matter is before the court on the government’s motion to enforce the appeal waiver in Jose Chica-Orellana’s plea agreement pursuant to...

Supreme Court Analyzes Colorado’s Sentencing Scheme

Colorado criminal courts can hand out enhanced prison sentences when they determine that the crimes committed had “extraordinary aggravating circumstances.” The state Supreme Court...