COVID-19 and Restrictions on Places of Worship 17:16, June 15, 2020

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by Christopher D. Bryan The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of daily life across Colorado and the United States, including attending religious services. Such restrictions raise an important constitutional question: May a state place restrictions on religious services without contravening the First Amendment? According to new guidance from the United States Supreme Court, […]

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The COVID 19 pandemic and its related social distancing and avoiding large gatherings means that some couples may be interested in consummating a marriage without waiting for the usual formalities of a marriage license and a ceremony. Current prohibitions against large gatherings of families and friends make wedding planning difficult. Colorado is one of the […]

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Colorado recently strengthened its instream flow program with the passage of House Bill 20-1037. Colorado’s instream flow program began in 1973 when the General Assembly authorized the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to appropriate “instream flows” – defined as such minimum flows on a natural stream as are required to preserve the natural environment to […]

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