States not waiting for reforms to capital punishment

"To kill for murder is a punishment incomparably worse than the crime itself. Murder by legal sentence is immeasurably more terrible than murder by brigands. Anyone murdered by brigands, whose...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: On the Law

Colorado first: Pilot program to allow 'harvesting' precipitation

Colorado follows the doctrine of prior appropriation when it comes to water use. In other words, Colorado is a "first in time is first in right" state. This means that those who apply first for...

DATE: June 14, 2009 | COLUMN: On the Law

Buying a judge in America: How much money is improper?

In his novel The Appeal, John Grisham told the story of a Mississippi Supreme Court Justice who voted to reverse a huge jury verdict against an equally huge and well-heeled chemical company that...

DATE: March 8, 2009 | COLUMN: On the Law

Legislature likely to again examine limits of Colorado water law

In Colorado, it is generally illegal for most people to capture and use rain water or snow melt coming off their roofs. To some, this may appear wrong-headed; isn't it efficient and sensible to use...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2009 | COLUMN: On the Law

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