One new grant this week:
12SC835 – People In the Interest of Minor Child, O.C. and Concerning: C.M. and C.M., Intervenors. Court of Appeals Case No. 12CA649
Whether the court of appeals erred in concluding that relatives may intervene as a matter of right any time following adjudication, even when they have not had a child in their care at least three months prior to intervention under C.R.S. section 19-3-507(5)(a).
Chief Justice Bender, Justice Rice, Justice Coats, Justice Marquez, and Justice Boatright all would have granted certain issues for certiorari review. Please see their individual pages for each issue.
Denials in which a justice would have granted certiorari:
Maria Wilcox v. Luis Silva, Court of Appeals Case No. 11CA823 (November 19, 2012)
Whether the court of appeals erred in holding that evidence presented, arguments made, and jury instructions regarding causation should not have been allowed during the damages trial.
In the Interests of D.M., A.M v. People of the State of Colorado, Court of Appeals Case No. 12CA976 (November 19, 2012)
Whether the trial court committed reversible error in determining that clear and convincing evidence supported termination of Mother’s parental rights, and the district court erred in finding that the record supports the trial court’s finding that clear and convincing evidence supports termination of Mother’s rights.
Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John Gleason, Attorney Regulation Counsel, Court of Appeals No. 11CA930 (November 19, 2012)
Whether the Judiciary is not part of the State for purposes of the Colorado Open Records Act and, therefore, is not subject to statute.