Rural Resort Region lawsuit (2001)

In September, 2001, the Rural Resort Region (RRR) held a meeting in Snowmass, Colorado. The RRR invited "workers" (presumably illegal aliens) to attend for free, but levied a $100 admission fee to others opposing the use of illegal alien labor. Four members of Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform filed suit under Colorado's Sunshine Law - and won.

From the article "Summit County commissioner labels RRR lawsuit a nuisance", by Reid Williams, Summit Daily News, July 14, 2003

Aspen City Council member Terry Paulson, Aspen resident Mike McGarry and four other plaintiffs filed a suit claiming the Rural Resort Region violated the Sunshine Law, or the Colorado statute that dictates which gatherings of public officials constitute open meetings.
The group filed the suit following the September 2001 meeting of the Rural Resort Region (RRR) in Snowmass. The RRR comprises Eagle, Garfield, Lake, Pitkin and Summit county government representatives, as well as associate members of municipal governments from those areas. The group lobbies and plans to promote affordable housing, health care and workforce recruitment and retention in those counties...
The plaintiffs are all members of the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform. The group supports a moratorium on immigration, opposes citizenship for aliens' children, and hopes to see immigration laws better enforced and an end to amnesty acts for illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] - all based on a concern for Colorado, the nation and their resources - according to its Web site."