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Venalonzo v. Colorado  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 9
Docket Number: 11SC878

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, respondent Ruben Ramos was riding in the front passenger seat of a car driven by his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s three children were seated in the backseat along with R.L., his girlfriend’s friend. The girlfrie...

Marsh v. Colorado  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 10
Docket Number: 12SC102

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted petitioner Anthony Edwin Marsh of sexually assaulting three of his granddaughters and possessing more than twenty images depicting child pornography. Marsh appealed, and the court of appeals affirmed hi...

Colorado v. Ramos  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 6
Docket Number: 13SC105

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, respondent Ruben Ramos was riding in the front passenger seat of a car driven by his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s three children were seated in the backseat along with R.L., his girlfriend’s friend. The girlfrie...

Colorado v. Molina  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 7
Docket Number: 14SC498

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendant in this case, Daniela Molina, used the last name and social security number (SSN) of another person, D.K., to obtain an apartment lease and employment. A jury later convicted Molina of two counts of identit...

Colorado v. Cox  
Date: February 6, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 8
Docket Number: 16SA187

Justia Opinion Summary: Trooper Joseph Ynostroza stopped John Cox for driving in the left lane. During the stop, the Trooper observed several factors that led him to suspect that there might be evidence of illegal activity in the trunk of the...

Colorado v. Crouse  
Date: January 23, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 5
Docket Number: 14SC109

Justia Opinion Summary: The Colorado medical marijuana constitutional amendment required law enforcement officers to return medical marijuana seized from individuals later acquitted of state drug charges. The federal Controlled Substances Act (...

Russell v. Colorado  
Date: January 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 3
Docket Number: 14SC396

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, defendant Brandi Russell and her husband brought their infant to a hospital with a broken leg. Worried that the child may have been abused, a doctor contacted a social worker, who then contacted the Department o...

Colorado v. Wolf  
Date: January 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 4
Docket Number: 15SC742

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, police arrested respondent Alexander Wolf after a search of his car netted various narcotics, including less than one ounce of marijuana. Respondent was ultimately charged with possession, and pertinent to this...

Colorado v. Boyd  
Date: January 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 2
Docket Number: 15SC752

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution (legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana) deprived the State the power to continue to...

In re Marriage of Gromicko  
Date: January 9, 2017
Citation: 2017 CO 1
Docket Number: 16SA199

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2015, Lisa Grimicko (Wife) filed a petition for dissolution of marriage. In it, she petitioned for spousal maintenance and an equitable division of the marital assets and debts. Wife sought information from Nickifor G...

Grand Valley Water Users Ass'n v. Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc.  
Date: December 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 75
Docket Number: 14SA303

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Aurora was the sole owner of the capital stock of Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc., which owned a one-half interest in water rights decreed in 1928 to the Busk-Ivanhoe System for supplemental irrigation in the Arkansas Riv...

Colorado v. Delacruz  
Date: December 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 76
Docket Number: 16SA163

Justia Opinion Summary: The State filed an interlocutory appeal of a district court's suppression order. The court suppressed a firearm that Denver Police seized from a car in which defendant Randiray Delacruz was a passenger. After review, the...

In re Rumnock v. Anschutz  
Date: December 5, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 77
Docket Number: 16SA38

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this matter presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on a discovery dispute between plaintiff Stephen Rumnock and defendant American Family Mutual Insurance Company. After being ordered to produce docu...

Colorado v. Adams  
Date: November 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 74
Docket Number: 14SC94

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Curtis Adams was found guilty by jury of assaulting a correctional officer. The presumptive sentencing range for that offense was two to six years, but because Adams committed the assault while serving a sente...

Colorado v. Cooper  
Date: November 21, 2016
Citation: 2016 CO 73
Docket Number: 16SA231

Justia Opinion Summary: Alamosa County police officers applied for and received a warrant to search Lonnie Cooper’s residence and vehicles on his property for illegal drugs and other items associated with the sale of illegal drugs. The Colorado...

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