DENVER – Today, the Supreme Court denied the petitions for rehearing submitted by the Attorney General’s Office and proponents of Initiative #55, choosing instead to make non-substantive revisions to their original opinion denying the Initiative a place on the November ballot.
As a result, Attorney General John Suthers issued the following statement following the Court’s refusal to reconsider Initiative #55:
“The modifications made by the Court are not substantive. The Court’s decision, even as modified, remains a significant departure from prior decisions concerning the single subject requirement. It is our concern that the Title Board will not be able to reconcile this decision with prior decisions of the Court. It appears almost impossible for any future initiated measure to meet the Court’s new requirements.”