John W. Suthers

Welcome to the homepage of the Office of the Attorney General and the Colorado Department of Law. It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve as Colorado’s 37th Attorney General and the state’s top law enforcement official. Every day, we work hard to preserve Colorado’s natural beauty, safeguard our precious water, protect consumers from fraud and prosecute criminals who prey upon our citizens. As a native Coloradan and attorney with more than three decades of experience in the public and private sectors, I am dedicated to helping keep Colorado a great place to live.

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News & Press Releases

DENVER— The Boulder District Court today ruled that the City of Longmont may not ban hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste. In ruling in favor of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Judge Mallard found that the ban is invalid and stayed her ruling until further order from a higher court. 

DENVER— U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore granted a temporary stay of Colorado’s same-sex marriage law until a higher court rules on this issue.

“We are gratified Judge Moore agreed with us that additional litigation in that court would be wasteful given that our laws' status will be decided by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Utah's case. We expect the court of appeals to continue the stay, as it and the supreme courts of the U.S. and Colorado have in similar cases,” said Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

DENVER— Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers today announced a settlement of a lawsuit against Apple Inc. related to the company’s participation in a price-fixing conspiracy in the market for e-books. Consumers nationwide will receive $400 million if the district court’s liability holding is ultimately affirmed. If the appellate courts do not affirm, consumers may receive substantially less (or no compensation) from Apple. The settlement is subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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