Supreme Court Says Lower Court Cannot Block Ethics Rules<

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) The Colorado Supreme Court says a lower court did not have the authority to delay implementation of tough new ethics rules for lawmakers and other state officials.

The ruling, issued Monday, vacated a preliminary injunction imposed by a Denver district court in May.

The district judge had ruled that the voter-mandated ethics rules went “beyond what was anticipated or intended.”

The Supreme Court says the district judge doesn't have Jurisdiction in the case.

The rules are part of amendment 41. They ban lobbyists from buying meals or gifts worth more than $50 for state lawmakers. They also ban gifts worth more than $50 to state employees or their families.


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