January 17, 2013 1:57 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A state judge has again blocked a legislative ban on medical marijuana commercial transactions, saying thousands of ill cardholders would be harmed in Montana if their providers went out of business and users were forced to try to grow their own. District Judge James Reynolds of... more »
November 26, 2012 8:34 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A Calhan man who was convicted of being the trigger man in shooting death last October was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison. Mark Manyik, 55, was found guilty of second degree murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence in connection with the slaying of Robert... more »
July 23, 2012 3:27 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Fox says Mariah Carey is joining "American Idol" as a new judge.
Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly announced her signing to a meeting of the Television Critics Association on Monday, and then put Carey on speaker phone to confirm the deal.
"I am... more »
July 8, 2012 12:39 AM
Trevor Baker, the man charged with 11 felonies for allegedly pimping a child in Colorado Springs, is back on the streets, released on bond.
It's the third time he's been released from jail since his initial arrest in May. Baker has been re-arrested twice for violating a restraining order... more »
April 26, 2012 12:58 AM
LIMA, Peru (AP) - A Peruvian judge has set a May 8 hearing to consider a U.S. request to extradite convicted killer Joran van der Sloot so he can be tried for extortion in connection with the unsolved 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalie Holloway. Lima's Superior Court said in... more »
April 20, 2012 9:14 AM
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A bail hearing has begun for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin An attorney for George Zimmerman is asking the Seminole County judge to let Zimmerman post bail at a hearing Friday. Zimmerman is in the courtroom, shackled but dressed in a suit.... more »
March 28, 2012 8:22 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A judge on Wednesday struck down an Oklahoma state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure. District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled the statute passed by... more »
March 15, 2012 6:31 AM
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - After a jury concluded that Virginia Tech officials were negligent in their actions leading up to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the state is giving strong signals of appealing the case. The Wednesday verdict in the wrongful death lawsuit is the latest of three... more »
November 3, 2011 7:02 AM
PORTLAND, Texas (AP) - Until last week, only a couple of close friends knew about the savage beating Hillary Adams received in 2004 from her father, a Texas judge who handles child abuse cases.
Now the beating is on YouTube thanks to a secret video she made when she... more »
October 4, 2011 5:24 AM
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - A judge may rule soon whether statements that former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox made while in a holding cell can be used in his sexual assault trial.
A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Castle Rock near Denver.
Cox is charged with sexual assault... more »
September 25, 2011 2:35 PM
DENVER (AP) - A Denver County judge cited with breaking a city ordinance for leaving her granddaughter in a car while she shopped has a chance to have her case dismissed in six months.
The Denver Post reports that Denver County Court Judge Mary Celeste and a special prosecutor... more »
September 7, 2011 8:38 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Madonna has lost a bid to get rid of a neighbor's lawsuit claiming the superstar made a racket by using her New York City apartment as a rehearsal studio. A judge turned down Madonna's request to dismiss the suit. Her publicist and lawyer didn't immediately respond... more »
August 31, 2011 3:29 PM
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A federal judge in Nevada is taking the government to task for misconduct by a helicopter contractor during one of the government's biggest wild horse roundups in the West.
U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben denied a request from horse protection advocates late Tuesday to halt... more »
August 13, 2011 12:54 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Pueblo woman facing murder charges in the 2009 case of a man stabbed and set on fire has won a judge's review of her police interviews after her lawyers argued she was on methamphetamine and did not voluntarily waive her rights.
Attorneys for 32-year-old... more »
July 25, 2011 4:20 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Southern California men charged with severely beating a San Francisco Giants fan face a judge for the first time Monday.
District attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says 29-year-old Louie Sanchez and 30-year-old Marvin Norwood will be arraigned on one count each of mayhem, assault by... more »
January 31, 2011 3:21 PM
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration's health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states, including Colorado, that had sued to block it.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson on Monday accepted without trial the states' argument that the new law violates people's rights... more »
December 13, 2010 12:43 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Virginia has declared the Obama administration's health care reform law unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson is the first judge to rule against the law, which has been upheld by two others in Virginia and Michigan. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli... more »
December 6, 2010 2:29 PM
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has had an Awesome name change. Douglas Allen Smith Jr. says he changed his name to Captain Awesome last month because he was inspired by the nickname of a character on the NBC television show "Chuck" - Dr. Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb.
... more »
November 9, 2010 10:13 AM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado jury has awarded $15 million to a truck driver who said she slipped and fell on ice and grease while making a delivery to a Wal-Mart in Greeley.
Wal-Mart tells the Greeley Tribune that it's considering appealing the award for Holly Averyt, 41,... more »
November 8, 2010 2:46 PM
DENVER (AP) - A legal battle over how to divvy up the proceeds from the sale of what is believed to be the world's largest pearl continues in Denver.
The 14-pound Pearl of Allah is locked in a bank vault in Colorado Springs because of an ongoing legal battle.... more »
October 22, 2010 8:39 AM
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Lindsay Lohan is due back in a Beverly Hills courtroom to face a judge who could send her back to jail or rehab for a failed drug test. A judge has scheduled a hearing Friday to formally determine whether the actress violated her probation with a... more »
October 19, 2010 8:30 AM
The pace of U.S. home foreclosures may not be slowing down much after all.
Bank of America says it plans to resume seizing more than 100,000 homes in 23 states that require judicial authorization to restart the foreclosure process.
It says it has a legal right to foreclose... more »
October 14, 2010 3:27 PM
A lawyer in the case and a person in the government deeply familiar with the discussions say the Obama administration will ask a federal judge to allow the "Don't ask, don't tell" law to continue in force pending an appeal.
Lawyer Dan Woods says his client, Log Cabin Republicans,... more »
October 12, 2010 12:25 PM
A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman during a sexual encounter is scheduled to appear before a New York City judge.
John Katehis is charged with murder in the killing of George Weber in the victim's Brooklyn apartment in March 2009. Katehis is scheduled for a pretrial... more »
September 28, 2010 1:40 PM
A judge's ruling that a police search of text messages on a lost iPhone was illegal could be challenged. Pitkin County Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin is preparing a challenge to the ruling that threw out most of the evidence in an alleged cocaine dealing case.
The Aspen... more »
September 22, 2010 8:29 AM
Abortion opponents in Colorado are suing to force the state to change how it describes an abortion-related amendment before voters this fall.
The state-approved description of the so-called Personhood Amendment includes a summary of opponents' positions on the measure to change the state constitution to say that citizenship rights... more »
September 15, 2010 12:25 PM
A former day care worker at an Ohio church has been sentenced to six months in jail for slipping a dietary supplement into children's candy to get them to sleep.
Cincinnati resident Donna Scott was convicted of three counts of child endangering.
Prosecutors say she and a co-worker... more »
September 15, 2010 8:22 AM
A former stockbroker accused of running a $21 million Ponzi scheme from his suburban Denver home for 15 years has been sentenced to 12½ years in federal prison.
Victims packed the courtroom Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger sentenced Shawn Merriman. He had pleaded guilty to defrauding at... more »
September 14, 2010 9:43 AM
American hiker Sarah Shourd was released from an Iranian prison on Tuesday after being held for more than a year under suspicion of spying, NBC News reported.
Shourd, 32, was among one of three Americans apprehended by Iranian security forces near the border with northern Iraq in July 2009.... more »
September 14, 2010 8:22 AM
A federal judge in Florida will hold a hearing on whether the president's health care overhaul, passed by Congress, is unconstitutional.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson will preside over the case Tuesday morning in Pensacola.
Florida and 19 other states contend sections of the law that will require... more »
September 13, 2010 8:36 AM
A judge is weighing a lawsuit against the Colorado State Patrol that alleges a trooper's high-speed pursuit of a suspect was the reason for a crash that killed a pregnant woman's unborn child.
Mesa County Judge David Bottger will determine after a four-day hearing in April whether the lawsuit... more »
September 8, 2010 8:37 AM
A judge has ruled that anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce won't be held in contempt of court for not testifying in a lawsuit about tax-slashing ballot measures, but he will have to answer questions about them.
Denver District Judge Brian Whitney ruled Tuesday against the attorney general's request to hold... more »
September 7, 2010 8:19 AM
The contempt-of-course case against Colorado Springs anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce is expected to wrap-up Tuesday.
There's no word on how long Denver District Judge Brian Whitney will take to decide whether to find Douglas Bruce guilty of contempt.
Government lawyers say the father of Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of... more »
September 1, 2010 7:38 PM
DENVER (AP) - Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Maria Teresa "Terry" Fox to the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Fox will replace retiring Judge Sean Connelly. She has been an assistant U.S. attorney in Colorado since 2004, working as trial counsel to federal agencies and specializing in environmental, constitutional and... more »
August 25, 2010 8:24 AM
A man on Colorado's death row for a quadruple slaying at a restaurant in 1993 has lost his latest attempt to avoid execution.
U.S. District Judge John Kane ruled Tuesday that Nathan Dunlap was competently represented, fairly tried and duly sentenced to death.
Dunlap was convicted of killing... more »
August 24, 2010 8:02 AM
A court official says the judge handling Lindsay Lohan's criminal case plans to issue an unspecified ruling in the case a day before her attorneys are due in court.
Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said Monday that Judge Elden Fox plans to issue the ruling Tuesday afternoon.... more »
August 20, 2010 9:24 AM
A Denver District Court judge has ordered the state-chartered workers' compensation insurer to make public the expense accounts for a golf trip earlier this year.
The judge ruled Thursday that the reports are public information after reports that CEO Ken Ross and three board members took a golf trip... more »
August 18, 2010 1:58 PM
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a place on the Colorado Court of Appeals. The vacancy was created when Judge Sean Connelly decided not stay on the bench.
The vacancy will occur Jan. 11, 2011. Nominees Maria Teresa "Terry" Fox, Blain David Myhre and Patrick... more »
August 17, 2010 8:39 AM
A South Carolina sheriff says he hopes a judge will approve murder charges against a woman whose children were found dead in a car in a river.
Orangeburg County Sheriff Larry Williams said investigators are ready to present their case to a judge in hopes of getting murder charges... more »
August 12, 2010 10:18 PM
A federal judge has ruled gay marriages should resume in California, but not quite yet. Supporters of same sex marriage cheered in San Francisco today where Judge Vaughn Walker ruled the marriages should resume. He gave opponents until August 18th to get a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of... more »
August 11, 2010 12:53 PM
The judge who sent Lindsay Lohan to jail has removed herself from the case after a prosecutor complained she improperly contacted a rehab center about the court-ordered treatment of the actress.
District attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said Wednesday that Judge Marsha Revel recused herself Friday. Robison says the contact... more »
August 6, 2010 8:53 AM
A federal judge in Denver has ruled on which state laws apply in a lawsuit by the families of the people killed in a 2005 crash in Colorado of a jet owned by Circuit City.
U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled Thursday that Kansas law, which limits the amount... more »
August 3, 2010 4:16 PM
Law Week Colorado reports that Pueblo District Judge Jill Mattoon is the only Colorado judge to receive a "do not retain" recommendation from a judicial-performance commission in 2010, the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluations announced Tuesday.
"Despite her years of varied experience, the commission finds Judge Mattoon's lack... more »
July 30, 2010 8:06 AM
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is arbitrarily excluding "critical habitat" that could be occupied by the elusive Canada lynx.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled Wednesday the agency excluded large swaths of Western habitat from protection when it recommended in 2009 that... more »
July 28, 2010 1:13 PM
A judge has blocked the most controversial sections of Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect Thursday, handing a major legal victory to opponents of the crackdown.
The law will still take effect Thursday, but without many of the provisions that angered opponents - including sections that required officers... more »
July 28, 2010 8:34 AM
The sponsors of three tax-cutting proposals have appealed a judge's order that they must disclose who contributed money and help to get the measures on the November ballot.
The appeal filed last week with the Colorado Court of Appeals accuses the administrative law judge who oversaw the case and... more »
July 22, 2010 8:30 AM
A Colorado man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the death of his 4-month-old baby, who had a skull fracture, bruising and bite marks on his face.
Twenty-seven-year-old Benjamin Koller of Lafayette wept at his sentencing Wednesday during a slide show of his son, Jack.
... more »
July 9, 2010 2:08 PM
Two judges will soon retire in the 4th Judicial District of Colorado, which includes El Paso and Teller Counties. Judge Patrick Kelly will retire on October 31 and Judge Timothy Simmons will leave the bench on December 31.
The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Friday, Aug. 13,... more »
July 8, 2010 8:16 AM
Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joseph Nacchio plans to appeal his new sentence for insider trading.
Lawyers didn't outline their arguments in a notice of appeal filed Wednesday in federal court in Denver. But during a re-sentencing hearing in June, Nacchio's attorney objected to a fine larger than... more »
July 7, 2010 8:42 AM
Troubled actress Lindsey Lohan is headed for jail. The 24-year-old actress was sentenced Tuesday in a Beverly Hills courtroom for violating probation in connection with her DUI cases.
After a shocking day in court Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan wakes up this morning facing jail time. A California judge had enough.... more »
June 24, 2010 6:38 PM
DENVER (AP) -A judge has cut former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio's insider trading sentence by two months and reduced his forfeiture amount by $7.4 million.
U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger imposed the sentence Thursday after a re-sentencing hearing that stretched over three days. Nacchio originally was sentenced in 2007... more »
June 24, 2010 11:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it is complying with a judge's ruling overturning a moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf - so a motion to enforce the order by opponents of the moratorium should be denied.
The Justice Department says in court papers that Interior Secretary... more »
June 18, 2010 4:56 PM
Texas' top criminal judge has put her career in the hands of a board deciding whether to remove her from the bench for closing her court before a death row inmate's attorneys filed a last-minute appeal.
Judge Sharon Keller appeared Friday before the State Commission on Judicial Conduct on... more »
June 14, 2010 9:23 AM
Michael Jackson's doctor will be fighting to keep his medical license at his latest court hearing.
Dr. Conrad Murray is due in court Monday for a pretrial hearing, a large part of which likely will deal with a motion from the attorney general's office to suspend Murray's medical license... more »
June 14, 2010 8:26 AM
An attorney for Joe Nacchio says the former Qwest CEO spent eight days in solitary confinement, had no visitors for six weeks and was denied his medication for days during his round trip from a prison camp in Pennsylvania to Denver for a court hearing.
Nacchio was convicted of... more »
June 4, 2010 7:05 PM
An appeals court says a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to designate 8.6 million acres in four Western states as critical habitat for an endangered owl will stand.
Friday's decision by a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a 2008 ruling by a federal judge... more »
June 1, 2010 6:55 PM
A federal judge says a New York school must reinstate a 13-year-old boy who was suspended for wearing rosary beads.
Judge Lawrence Kahn ordered the Schenectady seventh-grader reinstated pending a June 11 hearing into whether the suspension violated the boy's civil rights. Oneida Middle School officials contend Raymond Hosier... more »
June 1, 2010 1:08 PM
Frazee Construction has started digging on Judge Orr Road just west of Highway 24 in Falcon in a project that will eventually allow Judge Orr Road to open to traffic again.
Judge Orr Road from Highway 24 to Eastonville Road has been closed since April 26 due to a... more »
June 1, 2010 8:22 AM
A judge in Mexico has issued an arrest warrant for a former "Survivor" producer suspected in the killing of his wife while on vacation with their children at a Cancun resort.
That's according to the state attorney general in Quintana Roo state, who says prosecutors would initiate extradition proceedings... more »
May 25, 2010 8:22 AM
Proponents of three anti-tax measures on the November ballot are telling a judge they can't identify the source of the initiatives.
Five proponents who are accused of failing to report campaign donations said Monday they got the ballot language and instructions from a mysterious "Mr. X," who sent them... more »
May 24, 2010 1:41 PM
Lindsay Lohan has lost a bid to ease restrictions involving drug and alcohol testing so she can attend a film shoot in Texas.
The actress, wearing a dark gray suit, appeared somber and concerned Monday in a Beverly Hills courtroom when she conferred with her lawyer about the plan... more »
May 21, 2010 1:34 PM
A federal judge has ordered a woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping Elizabeth Smart to spend 15 years in prison, with credit for about seven years she's already served.
U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball said Friday Wanda Barzee will serve the sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, in... more »
May 20, 2010 1:28 PM
A medical marijuana dispensary operator in Pueblo has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for marijuana possession, but he plans to appeal the conviction.
A judge sentenced Tom Sexton on Wednesday and granted an exemption from the usual probation prohibitions on drug use to allow for medical marijuana.... more »
May 10, 2010 4:06 PM
A Colorado Springs middle school boy accused of killing his 9 year-old brother and injuring his mother will be tried as a juvenile.
The District Attorney's Office wanted to prosecute Daniel Gudino,14, as an adult. However, Judge David Shakes ruled Monday afternoon that Gudino will remain in juvenile court.... more »
May 3, 2010 12:21 PM
Attorneys for Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson have agreed to a court order requested by abortion providers to temporarily block enforcement of the state's new abortion law.
The law requires pregnant women to have an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus before they can get an... more »
April 21, 2010 1:59 PM
An Aspen judge says he might reconsider allowing a medical marijuana user to take the drug while on probation if a doctor can prove the man needs it.
District Judge James Boyd Monday sentenced Keith Timothy Pfeiffer to two years probation on a felony charge of attempted distribution of... more »