When a judge threatens contempt, state officials have a limited period of time to move someone from jail to a hospital bed or treatment center.
A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement that would allow a company to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet.
Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell defended the practice in front of a state judge Wednesday.
Lawyers for Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, filed a federal lawsuit against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Most of the new information in the amended complaint comes from a whistleblower only identified as “Former Employee 7.”
Attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed an amended complaint Friday asking a judge make it illegal to share plans on creating printable plastic weapons.
If someone is found mentally incompetent to stand trial, the state is required to “restore” them to competency within 28 days. Lawyers and advocates say the state is taking far longer.
The suit comes at a time when the Colorado Department of Human Services say the number of mentally ill people in jail has skyrocketed.
In Colorado, nine have already joined in the action and more than a dozen cities and counties say they’re considering the move.
If Denver and others join the litigation there will be nearly 20 Colorado local governments filing suit against opioid makers.