Tattered Cover, Inc. v. City of Thornton

44 P.3d 1044 (Colo. 2002)

In April 2002, the Supreme Court of Colorado ruled that a search warrant seeking information about a book purchased by a Tattered Cover customer violated both the First Amendment and the Colorado Constitution. In the decision, the Court said that search warrants targeting bookseller records pose such a grave threat to free expression that in the future they should only be issued after a hearing at which the bookseller has an opportunity to oppose them.

Media Coalition members joined a broad group in filing an amicus brief.