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How law students are keeping a historic water distribution tradition alive in Southern Colorado

April 2, 2024

For the last decade, Colorado Law students have supported the legal needs of acequia communities in Colorado’s San Luis Valley through the Acequia Assistance Project.

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The potential impact of the mifepristone Supreme Court case

March 22, 2024

The Supreme Court will hear arguments over access and regulations on mifepristone—a drug used in medical abortions. Colorado Law professor Jennifer Hendricks studies constitutional family law and gives her take on the upcoming case.

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A really gutsy piece of journalism on police response to death of woman

March 15, 2024

This year’s Nakkula Award for Police Reporting goes to Andy Mannix and the Minnesota Star Tribune for a story that, as one judge put it, “a lot of newsrooms would have run screaming away from.”

Donald Trump speaking at his 2017 inauguration.

Now that Trump’s on the Colorado ballot, here’s what’s next

March 4, 2024

The Supreme Court ruled neither Colorado nor any other state can remove Donald Trump’s name from the ballot based on the 14th Amendment and actions leading up the the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Get Professor Doug Spencer’s take.

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Police pullback linked to increases in crime

Feb. 28, 2024

A study of 78 Denver neighborhoods found that when police pulled back their activity amid COVID-19 lockdowns and in the wake of George Floyd's death in 2020, crime generally increased. But not every neighborhood was impacted the same.

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Moore v. United States: A Supreme Court case that could upend the tax code

Feb. 13, 2024

The case is a “structural threat” to the income tax system as we know it, according to a CU law professor and tax specialist. Sloan Speck gives his take on Moore v. U.S.

Vladimir Lenin (center) in Moscow's Red Square.

A bit less visibly, Lenin’s ghost still haunts Russia

Feb. 12, 2024

This year is the 100th anniversary of the death of the Soviet Union’s first communist leader, whose legacy in Russia and former Soviet republics is complicated.

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‘No girls allowed’: What the Taylor Swift backlash says about football and politics

Feb. 8, 2024

This year, the pop megastar has become a regular at Kansas City Chiefs NFL games, but not everyone is happy about seeing her on screen. CU Boulder’s Jamie Skerski gives her take on why Swift is facing such a backlash, and how it reflects a boys-only culture in the world of football.

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Open data: Natural Hazards Center-NOAA report explores questions, offers answers

Feb. 2, 2024

Findings from a recent workshop on open data publication and reuse in social science research are now available. Read more about the pitfalls and promises of policy guidance that requires researchers of all disciplines to make publications and data publicly available.

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Colorado voters divided on election integrity, agree state is too expensive

Jan. 29, 2024

In a new survey of Colorado voters, 75% of self-identified Democrats agreed that “elections across the country will be conducted fairly and accurately" in 2024. Only 46% of independents and 41% of Republicans shared the sentiment.

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