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On today’s episode, John sits down with David Cole, ACLU national Legal Director. Mr. Cole oversees the ACLU’s U.S. Supreme Court docket. He discusses the cases that will be decided during what he calls “A huge session at the Supreme Court” and the wide implications of their outcomes. Also, John has a news update on an investigation into abusive practices at a court in Alamosa.

Call To Action: Alejandra highlights the importance of participating in local elections. For more information on how to participate and help ACLU of Colorado turn out voters, email Alejandra at

Read: Colorado's Alamosa Municipal Court Tramples on the Rights of Poor People

Click here to read the report  Justice Derailed.

The Purple State Report is brought to you by the ACLU of Colorado. Our show was produced by Vanessa Michel, Alejandra Garza, and John Krieger with original theme music by Pablo Novelas. Additional music by Charles Bradley.  If you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes email us at We’ll be back in two weeks with another episode of The Purple State Report—and remember; stay engaged, stay connected, and stay vigilant.