Judiciary (system of justice)

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Judges question whether Trump’s travel ban discriminates

SEATTLE – Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims, the second time in a week...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Sale of Montezuma courthouse leaves Bridge shelter in limbo

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez could face its own emergency this year, as Montezuma County commissioners recently put its location up for sale. The decision to sell the Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Jury duty cut short when defendant appears missing

Dozens of potential jurors were dismissed early Thursday in La Plata County Court when the defendant appeared to be a no-show for his drunken driving trial. The only problem: The defendant was...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Judge knocks 2 years off former exterminator’s 21-year prison sentence

Out-going President Barack Obama might be in the mood for issuing pardons and commutations, but Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson in Durango is having none of it – at least not in the case of a...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Chief District Court judge skates to the finish line in Durango

Speed skaters need supreme balance, principled discipline and a precise application of power to glide across the ice in record time. The same can be said of district court judges who oversee civil...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two 6th Judicial District judges face retention votes

Two district court judges are standing for retention this November in the 6th Judicial District , which includes Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties. They are Jeffrey Wilson and William...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Six vying for open judgeship in 6th Judicial District

Six candidates have applied for an open judgeship in the 6th Judicial District, which includes Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties. The candidates are Jodie L. Behrmann of Grand Junction;...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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6th Judicial District chief judge retiring

After 20 years as a 6th Judicial District Judge, Gregory Lyman, well-known for his impartiality, will retire in January. “He’s going to be sorely missed by the citizens of the 6th Judicial,” said...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Analysis Obama’s sacrificial lamb High-court pick to face long odds

WASHINGTON – Wanted: Top legal mind with Supreme Court aspirations, to serve as a national political football. Candidate must be camera-ready and prepared for disappointment. Contact Barack Obama....

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not. He was a big personality who rather enjoyed the spotlight, and he did not often shy from...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Supreme Court to face politically charged docket

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court begins its new term on Monday under an election-year spotlight, with a chief justice who’s become a campaign issue and a docket that seems designed to remind...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Durango becomes federal hub As a result, county courthouse will get a significant upgrade

The federal court system will make it a policy to hold criminal hearings and trials related to Southwest Colorado in Durango. “The designation will mean that a detained defendant will be held...

DATE: March 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News