Author: DISTRICT COURT, CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER COLORADO
THIS MATTER comes before the Court for a court trial, commencing on May 5, 2008. The Court took testimony, received exhibits, and heard argument from all parties. The evidence was closed, subject to this Court’s additional rulings on deposition designations, on May 7, 2008. The Court has reviewed the exhibits, the Proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Orders submitted by each party, the Brief of the Attorney General pursuant to C.R.C.P. 57(j), as well as relevant portions of the Court’s file and applicable authority. The Court is fully advised.
PROCEDURAL AND LEGAL HISTORY
This case was brought by Plaintiffs as representatives of Colorado Taxpayers and Registered Voters by way of the filing of a Class Action Complaint on December 13, 2007 seeking to enforce certain provisions of the Colorado Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (hereinafter “TABOR”) found at Colo. Const. art. X, § 20. Plaintiffs requested that this case be expedited on the Court’s calendar pursuant to TABOR § (1), which mandates that these enforcement actions “shall have the highest civil priority of resolution.” The Court granted that request, scheduling the matter for trial less than six months after the case was commenced…