John W. Suthers

Thank you for visiting the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and Department of Law webpage. It is a true honor and privilege to serve as Colorado’s 38th Attorney General and the state’s top law enforcement official. Every day, we work hard to protect consumers from fraud, prosecute criminals who prey upon our citizens and preserve and safeguard Colorado’s natural beauty.

Our job is to provide ethical representation and legal advice of the highest caliber to our client agencies and service of the highest quality to the people of Colorado. Please explore our site to learn more about the work we do on behalf of the people of Colorado and our state government client agencies. I think you will be amazed by how our work affects you.


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News & Press Releases

DENVER—The United States Supreme Court this week rejected a legal challenge to Oklahoma’s capital punishment method in Glossip v. Gross, a lawsuit seeking to ban the use of Midazolam as the preliminary drug in the three-drug lethal injection protocol. The Colorado Attorney General’s office joined 13 other state attorneys general in an amicus brief supporting Oklahoma. The Alabama Attorney General’s office authored the brief; other states signing on to the brief included Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

U.S. Supreme Court Remands Kerr v. Hickenlooper to Lower Court

DENVER—The U.S. Supreme Court today vacated the decision by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Kerr v. Hickenlooper, a lawsuit challenging the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) under the U.S. Constitution’s Guarantee Clause. The Attorney General defended the case in the trial court and on appeal to the Tenth Circuit. 

DENVER—The Colorado Supreme Court this week ruled against a Douglas County Board of Education program that allowed 500 students from the Douglas County School District to use state  funds to help pay tuition at participating private schools of their choice. 

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