Most Americans want health exceptions in abortion bans. Political infighting keeps blocking them.

BY: - November 7, 2023

In early October, an Idaho woman 20 weeks into her pregnancy went to the emergency room after her water broke about five months early. When the water breaks prematurely, an infection can develop and infect the fetus, placenta and other fluids. At that stage of pregnancy, the threat of infection becomes a ticking clock for […]

Testimony on 14th Amendment continues on final day of Colorado Trump trial

BY: - November 3, 2023

The final day of a weeklong trial in a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began with a protracted dispute over how much expertise an expert witness called by Trump’s legal team really had. Robert Delahunty, a retired law professor and legal commentator who acknowledged he’d never before given […]

Colorado Rep. Ken Buck criticizes Jan. 6 committee process in Trump trial testimony

BY: - November 2, 2023

One day after announcing his retirement from Congress citing his party’s “lying” about the 2020 election and the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck of Windsor testified in court alongside multiple prominent election deniers and cast doubt on the findings of the congressional committee that investigated the attack. Buck […]

Testimony from election deniers begins Trump’s defense in Colorado 14th Amendment trial

BY: - November 2, 2023

A series of tense exchanges between plaintiffs’ attorneys and witnesses called by former President Donald Trump’s legal team characterized the opening stages of Trump’s defense in a Colorado trial to determine whether he is ineligible to seek office under the Constitution’s “insurrection” clause. Several of the witnesses called by Trump’s attorneys are close allies of […]


Trial in Colorado proves a Trump return would be America’s demise

BY: - November 2, 2023

At one point during the trial in Denver over whether former President Donald Trump is disqualified from the Colorado presidential ballot next year, Trump’s attorney quibbled with a witness’s characterization of a confrontation during the violent 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Depicted in a photo, a person uses a flagpole to assault […]

Colorado elections administrator testifies in Trump 14th Amendment trial

BY: - November 1, 2023

A top Colorado elections administrator was called to the witness stand Wednesday in a trial that could determine whether former President Donald Trump will be disqualified from the state’s 2024 presidential ballot under a Civil War-era insurrection clause. A group of six Republican and unaffiliated Colorado voters have sued Secretary of State Jena Griswold in […]

‘Insurrection’ clause’s Civil War-era history scrutinized in third day of Colorado Trump trial

BY: - November 1, 2023

When Gerard Magliocca, an Indiana University law professor, submitted a draft law review article on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment for publication in December 2020, few in the world of constitutional law could have anticipated just how relevant it would become a short time later. At the time, Magliocca said in testimony in Denver […]

Extremism expert testifies on Trump’s ‘violent’ rhetoric in Colorado 14th Amendment trial

BY: - October 31, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s history of violent rhetoric and statements about extremist groups were the subject of continued testimony on Tuesday in a trial seeking to bar him from the 2024 Colorado ballot under a Civil War-era constitutional provision. It’s a pattern that the plaintiffs in the case and an expert witness say is crucial […]

Trump 14th Amendment trial in Colorado opens with focus on events of Jan. 6

BY: - October 30, 2023

A weeklong trial in a challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek office again began in a Denver courtroom on Monday with a focus on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol and interrupted the certification of election results. Six Colorado voters have alleged in […]

Colorado AG Weiser joins legal brief that defends large-capacity magazine restrictions

BY: - October 30, 2023

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser lent his support for a Washington, D.C., law against large-capacity firearm magazines that is facing a legal challenge, as Colorado’s similar law is the subject of a federal lawsuit. Weiser, a Democrat, joined 18 other attorneys general in filing a court brief last week in support of D.C.’s law, which […]

Trial in case seeking to bar Trump from Colorado ballot begins in Denver

BY: - October 30, 2023

A Denver courtroom on Monday will hear opening arguments in a legal challenge to former President Donald Trump’s constitutional eligibility to seek that office again, in a landmark case widely expected to ultimately reach the U.S. Supreme Court. In a lawsuit filed last month on behalf of six Colorado voters, the watchdog group Citizens for […]

‘A collective sigh of relief’: Suspect in Lewiston shooting found dead

BY: - October 27, 2023

This story originally appeared in the Maine Morning Star. The 40-year-old Bowdoin, Maine, man suspected of murdering 18 people in Lewiston was found dead Friday night after a two-day search. “I stand here tonight to simply report that Maine State Police have located the body of Robert Card,” said Gov. Janet Mills at a 10 […]