Legal Lasso: Hearing Out Gorsuch

Correction: The original version of this post misspelled Judge Neil Gorsuch’s name in the title.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

With Boulder County facing a lawsuit over its oil and gas moratorium, why isn’t the City of Boulder?

Eyes are on Sen. Michael Bennet to see which way he votes on Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation.

A new construction defects bill introduced last week keeps hope alive despite other bills’ failure.

A bill to set up a new drone research facility passed in the House. The research will focus on drone use in public safety situations, such as firefighting and search and rescue.

The Colorado Office of Economic Development has a strategy to overcome “cow town” perceptions: impress coastal businesses with the state’s startup culture and entrepreneurship, rather than the mountains and work-life balance.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Judge Neil Gorsuch will begin confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court seat today.

FBI director James Comey is testifying on an investigation into Russian involvement in the presidential election today.

A Hennepin County judge issued a search warrant for everyone who searched for a financial crime victim’s name on Google. A picture involved in the crime showed up in Google image search but not in other search engine competitors. Google is fighting it.

California’s chief justice said immigration officers should stop “stalking” courthouses for suspects.

A Salt Lake City man went from being homeless to a Yale Law School graduate.

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