Judiciary (system of justice)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Murder victims’ survivors question death penalty

Is taking a murderer’s life justified? Advocates personally touched by murder argued no Wednesday night at Fort Lewis College. Panelist Jeanne Bishop’s sister and her sister’s family were murdered...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City’s federal courtroom saved from closing

A federal courtroom in Durango survived a round of cost-cutting measures by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts that resulted in the closure of six court facilities across the country.The...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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