Most appellate court decisions in Colorado are unpublished. The decision not to publish several of those cases, on the very face of the caption, in tomorrow's batch of rulings from the Colorado Court of Appeals, seems questionable. Some cases with wide public interest ought to be published even if they don't state profound new legal principles. The cases in question are:
06CA1636 Brenda E. Tibbitts v. Michael Combs and Deborah Combs
A high profile multi-million dollar ex-polygamist case widely covered by the press in previously rulings.
06CA2432 Elton Deville v. Jim Betus, Loveland City Police Department, and City of Loveland
Probably a civil rights case.
06CA2511 Brad Farkas v. City of Boulder, a Colorado home rule city; Frank Bruno, in his official capacity as City Manager; Boulder City Council; Boulder Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board; Scott Woodard; and Mapleton Place LLC
A case of considerable interest to the general public in Boulder.
06CA2651 Aaron Fink v. Senate Majority Fund, a Colorado limited liability company and Office of Administrative Courts
A campaign finance case, a field where almost every case makes new law in some respect because there are so few decided cases. Also, notably, the Colorado Secretary of State doesn't list this as a decided case.