The Colorado state government recently passed a bill that would prevent the public from accessing the results of children's autopsies. The proposed law comes after the Colorado Springs Independent tried to investigate a series of teen suicides in the area.

Proponents of the bill argue it protects the privacy of the child's family and prevents people from copying the suicides described in the reports.

Steve Zansberg, a partner in Ballard Spahr's Denver office, worries the law would prevent evidence of child abuse from being reported. Zansberg, as head of the Colorado Freedom of Information Council, is lobbying to have Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper veto the bill.

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