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Democrats reject set of big GOP changes to Colorado Civil Rights Commission as battle over panel continues

February 20, 2018

Republican lawmakers introduced a package of changes to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Tuesday, all of which were shot down along party lines by Democrats, as legislation to reauthorize the contentious panel at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case cleared its first hurdle.


GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee wanted to alter the commission’s makeup by mandating that lawyers or former judges represent more than half of those who serve on it and by making all of its seven commissioners subject to the state’s conduct rules for judges.


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