Case: Colorado Criminal Defense Bar v. Hickenlooper

1:10-cv-02930 | U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Filed Date: Dec. 2, 2010

Closed Date: 2013

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Case Summary

On December 2, 2010, two non-profit organizations, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition brought this lawsuit under 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a) against the Governor of Colorado, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs, represented by pro bono private counsel, sought a declaratory judgment that Colorado violated the Sixth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendments by deferring the appointment of counsel to indigent defendants. This …

On December 2, 2010, two non-profit organizations, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition brought this lawsuit under 28 U.S.C. § 2201(a) against the Governor of Colorado, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs, represented by pro bono private counsel, sought a declaratory judgment that Colorado violated the Sixth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendments by deferring the appointment of counsel to indigent defendants. This Colorado practice was due to a 1992 statute which provided that misdemeanor indigent defendants' applications for appointment of counsel "shall be deferred until after the prosecuting attorney has spoken with the defendant." Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-7-301(4). The plaintiffs argued that the practice of deferring counsel was a violation of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Rothgery v. Gillespie County where the Court held that the accused is entitled to the presence of appointed counsel during any "critical stage" of criminal trial proceedings. 554 U.S. 191, 212 (2008). Judge John L. Kan was assigned to the case.

On January 31, 2011, the defendant moved to dismiss, arguing that the matter was best resolved in the legislature, not courts. On February 25, 2011, the plaintiffs filed the first amendment complaint, adding as defendants all of the Colorado district attorneys, and the defendants again moved to dismiss. Litigation continued and Judge Kan set a date to hear oral arguments on the motion to dismiss.

The plaintiffs filed a second amended complaint on January 20, 2012, which the defendants again moved to dismiss. The plaintiffs continued to litigate until a team of legislators took on the issue. In the 2013 regular legislative session, the House and Senate Judiciary Committees considered House Bill 13-1210 to repeal the statute. The bill was approved by both Committees, and the Appropriations Committee set aside approximately $8 million to hire additional public defenders to represent indigent clients in these matters. On January 10, 2013 the plaintiffs filed a notice to the court that legislation

was being considered that would moot the issues presented in the case. In May 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed the bill removing the requirement that misdemeanor defendants confer with a prosecutor before legal counsel is appointed.

The law resolved all the claims in the lawsuit and on May 30, 2013, Judge Kan dismissed the case.

Summary Authors

Abigail DeHart (7/7/2017)

People

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Judge(s)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DiLalla, Jennifer M. (Colorado)

Franklin, Joshua D. (Colorado)

Kellogg, Ian (Colorado)

Llewellyn, Scott F. (Colorado)

O'Brien, Colin Michael (Colorado)

Reilly, Kathryn A. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barth, John McLain (Colorado)

Garnett, Stanley L. (Colorado)

Grove, Matthew David (Colorado)

Judge(s)

Kane, John L. Jr. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DiLalla, Jennifer M. (Colorado)

Franklin, Joshua D. (Colorado)

Kellogg, Ian (Colorado)

Llewellyn, Scott F. (Colorado)

O'Brien, Colin Michael (Colorado)

Reilly, Kathryn A. (Colorado)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Barth, John McLain (Colorado)

Garnett, Stanley L. (Colorado)

Grove, Matthew David (Colorado)

Jones, Rebecca Adams (Colorado)

Lorenz, Karen Elizabeth (Colorado)

Michaels, Lisa Kay (Colorado)

Pagliuca, Jeffrey S. (Colorado)

Rauchway, Cleo J. (Colorado)

Reeve, Henry Richard (Colorado)

Zenisek, Christopher C. (Colorado)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar v. Suthers

May 31, 2013 Docket
1

Complaint

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar v. Ritter

Dec. 2, 2010 Complaint
10

First Amended Complaint

Feb. 25, 2011 Complaint
67

Second Amended Complaint

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar v. Suthers

Jan. 20, 2012 Complaint
87

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal with Prejudice of All Claims Against Attorney General John W. Suthers and All District Attorneys

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar v. Suthers

May 30, 2013 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5201217/colorado-criminal-defense-bar-v-suthers/

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT against Bill Ritter, Jr (Filing fee $ 350, Receipt Number 33363) Summons Not Issued, filed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Receipt)(lyg, ) (Entered: 12/02/2010)

Dec. 2, 2010
2

CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 12/02/2010)

Dec. 2, 2010
3

CERTIFICATE OF UNCONSTITUTIONALITY re 1 Complaint. (lyg, ) (Entered: 12/02/2010)

Dec. 2, 2010
4

NOTICE of Service by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Attachments: # 1 Pages Instructions re Notice of Available Magistrate)(DiLalla, Jennifer) (Entered: 12/03/2010)

Dec. 3, 2010
5

CERTIFICATE of Service by Mail by Clerk of Court re 3 Certificate of Unconstitutionality and 1 Complaint, sent to Colorado Attorney General, 1525 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (lyg, ) (Entered: 12/06/2010)

Dec. 6, 2010
7

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Rebecca Adams Jones on behalf of Bill Ritter, Jr (Jones, Rebecca) (Entered: 01/04/2011)

Jan. 4, 2011
8

NOTICE of Substitution of Defendant by Defendant Bill Ritter, Jr (Grove, Matthew) (Entered: 01/20/2011)

Jan. 20, 2011
9

MOTION to Dismiss by Defendant John Hickenlooper. (Grove, Matthew) (Entered: 01/31/2011)

Jan. 31, 2011
10

AMENDED COMPLAINT (First) against John Hickenlooper, John W. Suthers, Douglas K. Wilson, Gerald A. Marroney, Scott Storey, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Frank Ruybalid, Dan May, Mark Hurlbert, Todd Risberg, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Bill Thiebaut, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Robert E. Watson, Elizabeth Oldham, Jennifer Swanson, Rod Fouracre, Don Quick, Carol Chambers, Kenneth R. Buck, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Russell Wasley, filed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.(Llewellyn, Scott) Modified on 2/28/2011 to add text names of additional defendants (wjc, ). (Entered: 02/25/2011)

Feb. 25, 2011
11

Docket Annotation re: 10 Amended Complaint. Modified on 2/28/2011 to add text names of additional defendants. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED. (wjc, ) (Entered: 02/28/2011)

Feb. 28, 2011
12

NOTICE OF SERVICE by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(O'Brien, Colin) (Entered: 02/28/2011)

Feb. 28, 2011
13

AMENDED 12 Notice (Other) OF SERVICE by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(O'Brien, Colin) (Entered: 02/28/2011)

Feb. 28, 2011
14

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney JENNIFER M. DILALLA by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(DiLalla, Jennifer) (Entered: 03/02/2011)

March 2, 2011
15

ORDER granting 14 Motion for Leave to Withdraw. Attorney Jennifer M. DiLalla terminated, by Judge John L. Kane on 03/02/2011.(wjc, ) (Entered: 03/02/2011)

March 2, 2011
16

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 10 Amended Complaint,, by Defendant John Hickenlooper. (Grove, Matthew) (Entered: 03/09/2011)

March 9, 2011
17

MINUTE ORDER granting 16 Governor Hickenlooper's Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading. John Hickenlooper answer due 5/2/2011, by Judge John L. Kane on 03/11/2011.(wjc, ) (Entered: 03/11/2011)

March 11, 2011
18

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Daniel Hotsenpiller waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
19

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Gerald A. Marroney waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
20

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Mitchell R. Morrissey waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
21

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. John W. Suthers waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
22

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Jennifer Swanson waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
24

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Todd Risberg waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
25

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Mark Hurlbert waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
26

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Carol Chambers waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 03/30/2011)

March 30, 2011
27

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Stanley L. Garnett on behalf of Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 04/07/2011)

April 7, 2011
28

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 10 Amended Complaint,, by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 04/07/2011)

April 7, 2011
29

MINUTE ORDER granting 28 Unopposed Motion for Date Certain to File and Answer or Otherwise Respond. Larry Abrahamson answer due 6/3/2011; Martin Beeson answer due 6/3/2011; Kenneth R. Buck answer due 6/3/2011; Carol Chambers answer due 6/3/2011; Rod Fouracre answer due 6/3/2011; Stanley L. Garnett answer due 6/3/2011; Pete Hautzinger answer due 6/3/2011; Daniel Hotsenpiller answer due 6/3/2011; Mark Hurlbert answer due 6/3/2011; Thom LeDoux answer due 6/3/2011; David Mahonee answer due 6/3/2011; Dan May answer due 6/3/2011; Mitchell R. Morrissey answer due 6/3/2011; Elizabeth Oldham answer due 6/3/2011; Don Quick answer due 6/3/2011; Todd Risberg answer due 6/3/2011; Frank Ruybalid answer due 6/3/2011; Scott Storey answer due 6/3/2011; Jennifer Swanson answer due 6/3/2011; Russell Wasley answer due 6/3/2011; Robert E. Watson answer due 6/3/2011, by Judge John L. Kane on 04/07/2011.(wjc, ) (Entered: 04/07/2011)

April 7, 2011
30

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by John M. Barth on behalf of Bill Thiebaut (Barth, John) (Entered: 04/12/2011)

April 12, 2011
31

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Douglas K. Wilson waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 04/13/2011)

April 13, 2011
32

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Bill Thiebaut waiver sent on 2/28/2011, answer due 4/29/2011. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 04/13/2011)

April 13, 2011
33

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond by Defendant Bill Thiebaut. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Barth, John) (Entered: 04/26/2011)

April 26, 2011
34

MINUTE ORDER granting 33 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint. Bill Thiebaut answer due 6/3/2011, by Judge John L. Kane on 04/27/2011.(wjc, ) (Entered: 04/27/2011)

April 27, 2011
35

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Jeffrey S. Pagliuca on behalf of Douglas K. Wilson (Pagliuca, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/27/2011)

April 27, 2011
36

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint by Defendant Douglas K. Wilson. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF

April 27, 2011
38

MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint by Defendants John Hickenlooper, Gerald A. Marroney, John W. Suthers. (Grove, Matthew) (Entered: 04/29/2011)

April 29, 2011
39

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 38 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) to Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time)(Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 05/03/2011)

May 3, 2011
40

MINUTE ORDER granting Unopposed 39 Motion for Extension of Time for Plaintiffs to Respond to State Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint up to and including 6/27/11, by Judge John L. Kane on 5/3/11.(lsw, ) Modified on 5/5/2011 to add extension date (lsw, ). (Entered: 05/04/2011)

May 3, 2011
41

Docket Annotation re: 40 Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Modified on 5/5/2011 to add extension date. TEXT ONLY ENTRY − NO DOCUMENT ATTACHED (lsw, ) (Entered: 05/05/2011)

May 5, 2011
42

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond to 10 First Amended Complaint by Defendant Bill Thiebaut. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) proposed order)(Barth, John) Modified on 6/2/2011 to add linkage to Complaint(lsw, ). Modified on to correct linkage 6/7/2011 (lsw, ). (Entered: 06/01/2011)

June 1, 2011
43

MINUTE ORDER granting 42 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. Bill Thiebaut answer due 6/17/2011, by Judge John L. Kane on 06/02/2011.(wjcsl, ) (Entered: 06/02/2011)

June 2, 2011
44

MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 06/03/2011)

June 3, 2011
45

ANSWER to 10 Amended Complaint (First Amended) by Douglas K. Wilson.(Pagliuca, Jeffrey) Modified on 6/6/2011 to correct linkage.(lsw, ). (Entered: 06/03/2011)

June 3, 2011
46

ANSWER to 10 First Amended Complaint by Bill Thiebaut.(Barth, John) Modified on 6/20/2011 to create linkage and delete duplicate text (wjc, ). (Entered: 06/17/2011)

June 17, 2011
47

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal of Party John Hickenlooper and Gerald A. Marroney (Without Prejudice) by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 06/27/2011)

June 27, 2011
48

RESPONSE to 44 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint , 38 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint filed by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 06/27/2011)

June 27, 2011
49

MINUTE ORDER. Oral Argument set for 7/28/2011 at 10:00 AM before Judge John L. Kane on the motions to dismiss 38 44 , by Judge John L. Kane on 6/28/11. (lsw, ) (Entered: 06/28/2011)

June 28, 2011
50

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 44 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 07/05/2011)

July 5, 2011
52

MINUTE ORDER granting 50 Defendants' Unopposed Motion to File a Reply by 07/13/2011, by Judge John L. Kane on 07/11/2011.(wjc, ) (Entered: 07/11/2011)

July 11, 2011
53

ORDER granting 51 Joint Motion for Dismissal with Prejudice of Defendant Bill Thiebaut. Defendant Thiebaut, as well as all claims against Defendant Thiebaut, are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE from the above−captioned matter, by Judge John L. Kane on 07/11/2011.(wjc, ) (Entered: 07/11/2011)

July 11, 2011
54

REPLY to Response to 44 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint filed by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 07/13/2011)

July 13, 2011
55

REPLY to Response to 38 MOTION to Dismiss Amended Complaint filed by Defendant John W. Suthers. (Grove, Matthew) (Entered: 07/13/2011)

July 13, 2011
56

ORDER SETTING AGENDA FOR JULY 28, 2011 ORAL ARGUMENT, by Judge John L. Kane on 07/21/2011. (wjc, ) (Entered: 07/21/2011)

July 21, 2011
57

NOTICE of Change of Law Firm by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Reilly, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/28/2011)

July 28, 2011
58

Minute Entry for Oral Argument Hearing held before Judge John L. Kane on 7/28/2011. ORDERED: District Attorney Group Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint [Doc. 44] and State Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint 38 are GRANTED. The Court dismisses the amended complaint but not the civil action. ORDERED: Plaintiff to file an amended complaint within 60 days. Plaintiff to notify the court if additional time is needed to file the amended complaint. (Court Reporter: Tracy Weir) (lag) (Entered: 07/28/2011)

July 28, 2011
59

NOTICE of Change of Law Firm by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Reilly, Kathryn) (Entered: 07/29/2011)

July 29, 2011
60

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to file second amended complaint by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only) To Motion for Extension of Time)(Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 09/21/2011)

Sept. 21, 2011
61

MINUTE ORDER. The 60 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time for Plaintiffs to File Their Second Amended Complaint is granted up to and including 11/28/2011. By Judge John L. Kane on 9/21/11.(mnf, ) Modified on 9/22/2011 to correct grammar (mnfsl, ). (Entered: 09/21/2011)

Sept. 21, 2011
62

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Filed Second Amended Complaint by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011
63

MINUTE ORDER granting 62 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time for Plaintiffs to File Their Second Amended Complaint up to and including 01/20/2012,by Judge John L. Kane on 11/23/2011.(wjc, ) (Entered: 11/23/2011)

Nov. 23, 2011
64

NOTICE of Withdrawal of Individual Counsel by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 01/09/2012)

Jan. 9, 2012
65

MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 01/12/2012)

Jan. 12, 2012
66

MINUTE ORDER granting 65 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney for Defendants. Attorney Christopher C. Zenisek terminated by Judge John L. Kane on 1/12/2012.(ervsl, ) (Modified on 1/18/2012 added the word Minute to the title of the text)(ervsl, ). (Entered: 01/12/2012)

Jan. 12, 2012
67

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT against Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, John W. Suthers, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson, Douglas K. Wilson, filed by Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.(Llewellyn, Scott) (Modified on 2/2/2012 added Second to the title of the text)(ervsl, ). (Entered: 01/20/2012)

Jan. 20, 2012
68

MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 67 Amended Complaint,, by Defendant John W. Suthers. (Grove, Matthew) (Entered: 01/27/2012)

Jan. 27, 2012
69

MINUTE ORDER granting 68 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond re 67 Second Amended Complaint, John W. Suthers answer due 3/7/2012. by Judge John L. Kane on 2/2/2012.(ervsl, ) (Entered: 02/02/2012)

Feb. 2, 2012
70

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond re 10 Amended Complaint,, by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 02/02/2012)

Feb. 2, 2012
71

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer or Otherwise Respond to the Second Amended Complaint by Defendant Douglas K. Wilson. (Pagliuca, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/06/2012)

Feb. 6, 2012
72

MINUTE ORDER granting 70 , and 71 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond re 67 Amended Complaint, Stanley L. Garnett answer due 4/2/2012; Martin Beeson answer due 4/2/2012; Frank Ruybalid answer due 4/2/2012; Scott Storey answer due 4/2/2012; Douglas K. Wilson answer due 4/2/2012; Russell Wasley answer due 4/2/2012; David Mahonee answer due 4/2/2012; Elizabeth Oldham answer due 4/2/2012; Carol Chambers answer due 4/2/2012; Daniel Hotsenpiller answer due 4/2/2012; Jennifer Swanson answer due 4/2/2012; Mitchell R. Morrissey answer due 4/2/2012; Rod Fouracre answer due 4/2/2012; Larry Abrahamson answer due 4/2/2012; Don Quick answer due 4/2/2012; Robert E. Watson answer due 4/2/2012; Dan May answer due 4/2/2012; Mark Hurlbert answer due 4/2/2012; Kenneth R. Buck answer due 4/2/2012; Thom LeDoux answer due 4/2/2012; This Minute Order SUPERSEDES the Minute Order Doc. 69 , Attorney General John W. Suthers Motion for Extension of Time to March 7, 2012, and serves to avoid further piecemeal litigation of the response time issue. by Judge John L. Kane on 2/6/2012.(ervsl, ) (Modified on 2/6/2012 Corrected the Answer due date to 4/2/2012)(ervsl, ). (Entered: 02/06/2012)

Feb. 6, 2012
73

MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, John W. Suthers, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 04/02/2012)

April 2, 2012
74

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance by Cleo J. Rauchway on behalf of Douglas K. Wilson (Rauchway, Cleo) (Entered: 04/02/2012)

April 2, 2012
75

ANSWER to 67 Amended Complaint,, by Douglas K. Wilson.(Rauchway, Cleo) (Entered: 04/02/2012)

April 2, 2012
77

MINUTE ORDER granting 76 Motion for Extension of Time to File Respond by 05/25/12 by Judge John L. Kane on 04/06/12.(jjhsl, ) (Entered: 04/06/2012)

April 6, 2012
78

BRIEF in Opposition to 73 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint filed by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 05/25/2012)

May 25, 2012
79

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance of Karen Lorenz by Stanley L. Garnett on behalf of Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 06/01/2012)

June 1, 2012
80

NOTICE of Entry of Appearance of Karen Lorenz by Karen Elizabeth Lorenz on behalf of Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson (Lorenz, Karen) (Entered: 06/05/2012)

June 5, 2012
81

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 73 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, John W. Suthers, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order (PDF Only))(Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 06/05/2012)

June 5, 2012
82

MINUTE ORDER granting 81 Motion for Extension of Time to File Reply in Support of Moton to Dismiss by 07/13/12. Counsel shall in the future submit form orders in editable format to Kane_Chambers@cod.uscourts.gov simultaneously with the filing of any motion in CM/ECF. A pdf document is really not helpful by Judge John L. Kane on 06/12/12.(jjhsl, ) (Entered: 06/12/2012)

June 12, 2012
83

REPLY to Response to 73 MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Second Amended Complaint filed by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, John W. Suthers, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson. (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 07/12/2012)

July 12, 2012
84

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL by Defendants Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Kenneth R. Buck, Carol Chambers, Rod Fouracre, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Mark Hurlbert, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Dan May, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Elizabeth Oldham, Don Quick, Todd Risberg, Frank Ruybalid, Scott Storey, Jennifer Swanson, Russell Wasley, Robert E. Watson (Garnett, Stanley) (Entered: 09/25/2012)

Sept. 25, 2012
85

MINUTE ORDER. The Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel 84 shall be treated as a motion to withdraw, and as such, is GRANTED. Lisa Kay Michaels is permitted to withdraw as counsel of record for the DA Group Defendants, by Judge John L. Kane on 9/25/12. (sgrim) (Entered: 09/25/2012)

Sept. 25, 2012
86

NOTICE TO THE COURT REGARDING POSSIBLE LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 01/10/2013)

Jan. 10, 2013
87

NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal of Party John W. Suthers, Scott Storey, Mitchell R. Morrissey, Frank Ruybalid, Dan May, Mark Hurlbert, Todd Risberg, Daniel Hotsenpiller, Larry Abrahamson, Martin Beeson, Thom LeDoux, David Mahonee, Robert E. Watson, Elizabeth Oldham, Jennifer Swanson, Rob Fouracre, Don Quick, Carol Chambers, Kenneth R. Buck, Stanley L. Garnett, Pete Hautzinger and Russell Wasley by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 05/30/2013)

May 30, 2013
88

STIPULATION of Dismissal of Case against Douglas K. Wilson by Plaintiffs Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. (Llewellyn, Scott) (Entered: 05/30/2013)

May 30, 2013
89

ORDER. In light of Plaintiffs' voluntary and stipulated dismissals in Docs. 87 and 88, Judge John L. Kane takes JUDICIAL NOTICE of the legislation passed resolving Plaintiffs' concerns and Plaintiffs' voluntary dismissal of its claims in this action. The action is DISMISSED, and the parties are commended for their efforts in this and other important public policy matters by Judge John L. Kane on 05/31/13. Text Only Entry (jjhsl, ) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

May 31, 2013

State / Territory: Colorado

Case Type(s):

Indigent Defense

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 2, 2010

Closing Date: 2013

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are two non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the representation of indigent defendants in Colorado.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Colorado, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

Reproductive rights:

Fetus Identity

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system