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Archives for September 26, 2014

Comment Period Open for Changes to Colorado Rules of Judicial Discipline

The Colorado Supreme Court is seeking comments regarding proposed changes to the Colorado Rules of Judicial Discipline. The public comment period is now open, and will close at 4 p.m. on October 14, 2014. Comments should be submitted to Christopher Ryan, the clerk of the supreme court, at 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, 80203.

The changes to the Rules are extensive. Several rules have been moved or deleted, including the rules on confidentiality, screening of complaints, investigation, discovery, and special masters. For a redline of the changes, click here.

For all of the Colorado Supreme Court’s adopted and proposed rule changes, click here.

New Rule of Criminal Procedure Added Regarding e-Filing

On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued Rule Change 2014(12), adding new Rule 49.5, “Electronic Filing and Service System,” to the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure. The new rule is effective immediately.

The rule provides that e-filing and e-service may be used for criminal cases in Colorado as determined by the Colorado Supreme Court through Chief Justice Directives. The rule was added in anticipation of the criminal e-filing pilot program in Pueblo, scheduled to begin in October.

For the complete text of the new rule, click here. For all the Colorado Supreme Court’s rule changes, click here.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 9/25/2014

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued six published opinions and 47 unpublished opinions.

People v. Friend

People v. Merritt

People v. Valdez

People v. Espino-Paez

Gagne v. Gagne

People v. Omwanda

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming, courtesy of The Colorado Lawyer.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

 

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 9/25/2014

On Thursday, September 25, 2014, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and two unpublished opinions.

Collvins v. Hennebold

Stewart v. Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.