A Denver attorney described by a fellow lawyer as a "senior statesman of the Colorado bar" plans to sue the state in federal court, arguing that the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights violates the U.S. Constitution.
Herbert Fenster says the measure -- which, among other things, requires voters to approve tax increases -- has so weakened the Colorado legislature that it flouts Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution. That provision holds that the federal government must ensure states have a "republican form of government," which Fenster said refers to representative democracy.
Start your workday the right way with the news that matters most. Learn more