Legal Lasso: Time for Pot to Grow Up?

With marijuana legalized and (mostly) legitimized, some industry leaders say it’s time for Denver to say goodbye to the 4/20 rally.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

SCOTUS says the Colorado Supreme Court got it wrong with a decision for exonerated criminal defendants. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, exonerated defendants need not prove their innocence to get a refund on money paid to the state.

Three Denver County sheriff’s deputies were put on suspension for 10 to 16 days for their involvement in the death of Michael Marshall. No charges were filed by the Denver District Attorney.

Denver has paid out $14.5 million in settlements involving its police and sheriff’s departments over the past three years.

The U.S. Supreme Court took up a Missouri case that could have direct effects on Douglas County’s school voucher case that has already been submitted for the Supreme Court’s consideration.

Gov. John Hickenlooper might consider commuting Nathan Dunlap’s death sentence, according to Dunlap’s defense attorneys.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Attorneys General from 17 states asked the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a ruling blocking President Trump’s travel ban.

Justice Anthony Kennedy will vacate his seat this summer, according to Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley.

Two new plaintiffs joined a lawsuit claiming President Trump violated the emoluments clause.

Whittier Law School in Southern California will be the first fully accredited law school to shut down in a time where many are struggling.

Several BigLaw firms are still banking on their pot practices, despite (or maybe because of) federal government uncertainty.

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