bill schurman

bill schurman 1 week, 4 days ago on Robin Stone: Can’t have and eat cake

Triple Crown should have been voted on by the residents. Jim is right about the negative impact of Triple Crown. It belongs in Estes Park or some other run over tourist town.


bill schurman 3 weeks, 4 days ago on Fourth excessive force lawsuit filed against city

!1:30 PM outside a bar on Yampa Street (drinking/ drunk??) two men are engaging in a "friendly scuffle", tripping and one putting the other in a (friendly?) headlock and laughing ( as drunks will do?) "so no reasonable person could believe they were fighting: ", then the cops with out any warning or announcement (according to Hynes and Livingston) grab each man to break up the alleged "friendly scuffle", and others at the scene say that the two are friends. What's wrong with this picture ? I'd love to defend the city on this one. Depositions would be fun.


bill schurman 1 month, 1 week ago on Margaret Stees: Honesty not always best

I argued the case as a Deputy State Public Defender (never a prosecutor, save as the town attorney for the Town of Oak Creek, Colorado when I was in private practice in the late '70s & early '80s). The SCOTUS will never overturn the 1990 case (Michigan v. Sitz). The Colorado Supreme Court CAN grant greater freedoms under the Colorado Constitution than what the SCOTUS rules under the 4th Amendment , however overturning the Rister case is VERY unlikely given that the present Court is more conservative than the 1990 Court.