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English-Only Initiative Upheld

Associated Press

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a decision that had threatened to throw the state’s “official English” initiative off the Nov. 8 ballot on the grounds that the petitions for the proposal should have been available in Spanish.

The appellate court panel issued the decision at the end of a 90-minute hearing this morning on Colorado Secretary of State Natalie Meyer’s appeal of U.S. District Judge Jim Carrigan’s decision of Sept. 16. Carrigan had said petitions circulated in 12 Colorado counties should have been printed in Spanish and English.


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