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Colo. senators go to court to halt recall efforts

Published On: Jul 17 2013 10:46:48 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 10:47:01 AM CDT


Two Colorado Democratic senators facing recalls over their support for new gun restrictions are going to court to try to prevent an election pending a judicial review of the process.

Colorado Springs Senate President John Morse and Pueblo Sen. Angela Giron argue the recall petitions against them are invalid because they were improperly worded and didn't ask for an election to appoint a successor.
A Denver District Court judge will hear arguments Wednesday on whether a preliminary injunction should be granted.
Supporters of the recall maintain their petitions are valid. The Secretary of State's office has agreed and is seeking a court order to force Gov. John Hickenlooper to set an election date. The judge is also considering that petition Wednesday.


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