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Quentin Young

Quentin Young

Quentin Young is the editor of Colorado Newsline, which is one of several dozen States Newsrooms teams in capitals across the country. Oregon Capital Chronicle is also part of States Newsroom.

U.S. Supreme Court appears skeptical of Colorado ruling in Trump disqualification case

By: - February 8, 2024

U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Thursday in a landmark case over whether former President Donald Trump should be barred from the 2024 presidential ballot. A majority of the justices, including liberal members of the court, expressed skepticism about a ruling from the Colorado Supreme Court that said Trump, the GOP presidential frontrunner, is […]

Designer does not have to make websites for same-sex couples, Supreme Court rules

By: and - June 30, 2023

UPDATED on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 12:23 p.m. with more information and reaction. Colorado cannot compel a website designer to create custom sites for same-sex couples, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in an opinion released Friday. The 6-3 ruling, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, came in 303 Creative v. Elenis. Plaintiff Lorie Smith argued […]

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Gun violence is a proxy war on the American public

By: - April 24, 2023

As the riot of gun violence in America produces fresh massacres by the day, firearm fundamentalists refuse to acknowledge the blood on their hands, and their suicidal stance in the face of escalating carnage is that more guns are the answer. But it’s worse than that. Take a close look at the arguments that gun […]

COMMENTARY

White nationalism gets a hearing in the Republican House

By: - February 9, 2023

Xenophobia is the original offense of the Trump era. The former president launched his campaign in 2015 by saying of Mexican migrants, “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” It was a gross mischaracterization of facts, but the nativist message resonated with a Republican base primed by far-right media figures to despise non-white immigrants. […]