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Brauchler charges governor ‘violated state law’ when he granted pardon to Lima-Marin

District Attorney George Brauchler addresses the Arapahoe County GOP assembly on March 29, 2017, in Englewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

George Brauchler, the Republican district attorney for the 18th Judicial District, said Friday night he believes Gov. John Hickenlooper broke the law when he granted a pardon to Rene Lima-Marin, a 38-year-old Aurora man who faces deportation to his native Cuba after a judge freed him earlier this week from a Colorado prison.

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Attorney General Coffman appeals Martinez decision over Governor Hickenlooper’s objection

Colorado;s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and Gov. John Hickenlooper (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Asserting that Colorado’s governor doesn’t have the authority to overrule a decision made by the state’s oil and gas commission, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Thursday appealed a lower court ruling that could effectively shut down drilling in the state despite Gov. John Hickenlooper’s request this week for her office to stand down.

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