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Colorado AG calls for statewide pause on eviction proceedings

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 14:54:25-04

DENVER — Sunday, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser's office released a statement calling for a statewide pause on eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

The Colorado Supreme Court has left this decision up to local judges.

According to the AG's office, courts in Denver, Mesa, Weld, and Boulder counties have already decided to suspend eviction proceedings.

The Attorney General's full statement can be read below.

"In this emergency, evicting any Coloradan from their home would exacerbate the public health and economic crisis we are fighting together. I applaud Governor Polis in leading state agencies and local governments in an effort to stop evictions during this crisis. I commend the many state courts that have already suspended or postponed eviction proceedings and are not accepting new eviction applications during this crisis. I also applaud the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court for granting local judges the authority to make that determination. So far, courts in Denver, Mesa County, Weld County, and Boulder County, among others, have taken this important step. I urge all Colorado courts to join in recognizing the urgent need to pause all eviction orders during this emergency. Nobody should be without their home as we all grapple with this crisis.”

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