June 12, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "Local prosecutors 
appeal sanctions in bomb-threat case"

Chad Abraham:
"Nichols also sanctioned Mordkin in August over pretrial evidence, ruling that certain evidence could not be used in an aggravated motor-vehicle theft case. For that ruling, Nichols cited discovery infractions in five felony cases dating back to 2009.

District Attorney Martin Beeson appealed those sanctions to the Colorado Court of Appeals, which has yet to rule. The prosecutors are asking the appellate court to consolidate the appeals they made in the motor-vehicle theft case and in Robinson’s case.

In the former, Beeson wrote that Nichols’ examples of pretrial missteps involved only a tiny fraction of the caseload that the Aspen district attorney’s office handled correctly. The appeal of the Robinson sanctions are “substantially similar,” the filing says, and the appellate court’s ruling “in either case will in all likelihood dispose of the issues in the other.”...." (Read more?  Click title)

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