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  • High Rate of Colorado Pleas Undermines Right to Trial by Jury0

    • June 25, 2012

    by Ari Armstrong Californian Brian Banks wanted to pursue a professional football career. Instead he spent six years in prison for a crime he did not commit. After he was accused of rape and kidnapping in 2002, reports ABC News, “his attorneys encouraged him to plead no contest instead of going to trial before a

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  • Are the opponents of drug law reform dishonest, ignorant or both?0

    • April 17, 2012

    Senate Bill 163 is a modest but important next step in scaling back the worst excesses of the expensive, intrusive and counter-productive War on Drugs in Colorado.

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  • Trust Judges with Juvenile Placements0

    • April 16, 2012

    When Colorado lawmakers created the direct-file option, the expectation was that it would be used primarily for homicide cases. However, less serious offenders and juveniles who never spent time in a juvenile facility being sent to the adult system indicate the current system has gone too far and, like other governmental functions, needs appropriate checks and balances.

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