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A Tent Too Large: the Republican Party and Anti-LGBT Bigotry

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

RNC Chair Reince Priebus yesterday said something predictable and something startling in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to overturn court decisions clearing the way for same-sex marriage.

Ted Cruz Pushing Religious Right Lies About Marriage Equality

Peter Montgomery | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

Right-wing media and elected officials play a crucial role in moving fictional manufactured "crises" and false "threats" to liberty from the imaginations of Religious Right leaders into the media and public airwaves. Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz has just given us a great example.

Occupy Denver v. The City: Case Dismissed

Posted 12.14.2011 | Denver

David Lane, a well-known Denver attorney and first amendment defender, thinks that City of Denver authorities have gone too far in their reaction agai...

Were OccupyDenver Demonstrators "Camping" or "Protesting"? First Amendment Issues Need More Attention

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Though not ignored by any stretch, the First-Amendment rights of the OccupyDenver protesters need to get more air time. KHOW's Caplis and Silverman aired a great interview with attorney David Lane on this topic yesterday.

Judge: Man Who Touched Cheney, Called Policies 'Disgusting,' Can Sue Secret Service

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado man can sue two Secret Service agents who arrested him after he touched former Vice President Dick Cheney on the arm in 2006...

Air Force Academy Sued Over Right-Wing Religious Speaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs is being sued for its decision to invite a controversial conservative speaker to a voluntary prayer event. ...

'American Gladiator' Cop Cleared In Excessive Force Suit

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Denver police officer who appeared as a contestant on "American Gladiators" has been cleared in a civil lawsuit alleging excessive fo...

Grand Jury To Mull Charges For State Senator In Fatal Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado State Senator Suzanne Williams could face charges stemming from a December car accident in Texas that resulted in the death of a pregnant wom...

The Poetic Injustice of Ward Churchill

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

While I rooted for CU during the lengthy trial, I now find myself more concerned about something much more important than one crappy professor's civil rights.

Seth Brigham Will Receive $10,000 From Boulder To Settle Suit Over Arrest For Wearing Boxers Before City COuncil

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

BOULDER, Colo. — The lawyer for a Colorado man who was arrested for addressing the Boulder City Council in his boxer shorts said the city has ag...

Douglas Bruce Hires Lawyer David Lane

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired noted Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case. Bruce, who has represented h...

Amy Shroff, Denver Mother, To Receive 175,000 For Wrongful Arrest

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When Amy Shroff's ex-boyfriend violated a restraining order by blocking her exit from a police station parking lot with his pickup, the Denver woman t...

Tim Masters, Fort Collins Settle For $5.9 Million

The Coloradoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The city of Fort Collins has settled Timothy Masters' civil rights lawsuit against the city for $5.9 million, City Manager Darin Atteberry said today....

David Lane Strikes Again, Forces University Of Wyoming To Allow Bill Ayers Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that the University of Wyoming must allow 1960s radical William Ayers to speak on the school's campus ...

David Lane Strikes Again, Forces University Of Wyoming To Allow Bill Ayers Speech

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CASPER, Wyo. — A judge who served as a Marine in Vietnam ruled Tuesday the University of Wyoming must allow William Ayers to speak on campus, bu...

Balloon Boy Attorneys Challenge Restitution Amount

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Attorneys for the parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax said the couple should pay only a small portion of the $48,000 in ...

Balloon Boy family lawyer David Lane: Child-abuse-investigation release breaks the law

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

David Lane, attorney for Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene, says he doesn't have enough fingers to plug all the info leaks coming from the of...

Balloon Boy Parents Should Be Banned From Making Money Off Of Incident: Investigator

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP); The parents who pulled off the balloon boy hoax are already facing the prospect of jail time and paying tens of thousands of...

Sheriff Jim Saves Chistmas, Guns and Solves Heene Balloon Hoax

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

When Falcon let loose the truth on prime time to Wolf Blitzer, even Barney Fife could have figured it out. By his own admission, that was the first moment the light came on for local Sheriff Jim Alderden.

Mayumi Heene Admits Hoax: Balloon Boy's Mother Confesses To Authorities

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The mother of the 6-year-old boy once feared missing inside a runaway helium balloon admitted the whole saga was a hoax, according to c...

Lawyers: Colo. balloon boy parents to plead guilty

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting that their 6-year-old son had floated away aboard a helium ...

Heene Lawyer David Lane On Today Show: 'We're Left In The Dark"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Update: 9News reports that charges will likely not be filed against the Heene Family until some time next week. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswom...

Balloon Boy Prosecutor Pushes Maximum Sentence

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The parents who pulled the balloon boy hoax in hopes of landing a reality TV show were sentenced to jail Wednesday –...

Jim Alderden, Balloon Boy Sheriff, Says Heene Family May Be Fined Up To $2,000,000

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly set to air Monday evening, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden discussed the charges being faced by the ...