District attorneys and other law enforcement officials see a spike in addiction across the state as a major source of the problem.
Our Children's Trust, which supported the young plaintiffs in the case, said it was disappointed that the Supreme Court would not reconsider nor explain why.
The lawsuit, initiated by the Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, names Gov. Jared Polis and regulatory agency Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as defendants.
In Boulder, 13 people have applied and four were eligible for an expungement. In Denver, 48 people have applied so far.
Environmentalists and oil companies have been on edge since the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the fall.
The program will help people vacate convictions for any marijuana offense now legal under state law. The city estimates around 10,000 convictions could be eligible.
When Jack Phillips refused to bake another cake in 2017, it ignited another legal battle between the Lakewood baker and Colorado.
The governor’s office has received more than 500 applications for clemency in the past eight years.
U.S. District Judge Brian Morris is presiding over a Thursday hearing on whether the moratorium should be reinstated.
Immigration court backlogs have swelled, from 190,000 to almost 800,000 in 2018 — among those asylum claims jumped to almost 150,000 in 2017.