Colorado’s most important political football is on the tee. The state Supreme Court soon could put the future of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in play or out of reach.Liberals and conservatives are paying close attention, because TABOR controls how the state caps spending and government growth. Critics say it also hobbles Colorado’s ability to invest in schools, transportation and the other spoils of population growth.Some of those critics want voters to decide this year if TABOR can be undone with a ballot initiative. Opponents and the law say TABOR is so big and multilayered that a single vote would violate the state’s so-called “single subject rule” that says ballot questions can only take up one thing at a time.“People put it in the Constitution as one measure; it seems like people ought to have the power to take it out as one measure,” said Carol Hedges, executive director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute, which filed the request … [Read more...] about TABOR a target unless state Supreme Court puts it out of reach
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POLITICS 12/14/2018 01:12 am ET Tani Cantil-Sakauye says new generation of judges are embracing "California values." By Mary Papenfuss The chief justice of California’s Supreme Court has quit the Republican Party following misgivings about the controversial hearings involving then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — as well as growing concerns about the general direction of the GOP, she said. “I’ve been thinking about it for some time,” Tani Cantil-Sakauye, 59, told CALmatters in an interview published Thursday. She said her husband and friends told her: “You didn’t leave the party. The party left you.” Cantil-Sakauye, who had been a lifelong Republican and was appointed by former GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, said she made her final decision to leave her party after watching the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, when a California professor testified that he had sexually assaulted her in high school. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh Was Last Straw For Top California Supreme Court Justice Who Quit GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital.The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening.Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs.Ginsburg broke two ribs in a fall in 2012. She has had two prior bouts with cancer and had a stent implanted to open a blocked artery in 2014.RELATED: Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice 48 PHOTOS Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice See Gallery Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 30: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, celebrating her 20th anniversary on the bench, is photographed in the West conference room at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMatthew Haag Oct. 23, 2018 Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve as a justice on the United States Supreme Court and a critical swing vote for much of her tenure, revealed on Tuesday that she had dementia and had decided to withdraw from public life as the disease advanced. In a letter addressed to “friends and fellow Americans,” Justice O’Connor, 88, wrote that she was told she had early-stage dementia “some time ago” and that doctors believed it was most likely Alzheimer’s disease. “Since many people have asked about my current status and activities, I want to be open about these changes, and while I am still able, share some personal thoughts,” Justice O’Connor wrote in the letter. “While the final chapter of my life with … [Read more...] about Sandra Day O’Connor, First Female Supreme Court Justice, Says She Has Dementia
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