Legal Lasso: Denver Unveils $2 Billion Budget

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Ballard Spahr Announces Another Merger
Right on the heels of its announcement about merging with Lindquist & Vennum, Ballard Spahr announced it’s also merging with First Amendment powerhouse firm Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz.

How Far Will $2 Billion Get You?
Denver unveiled its $2 billion budget for next year with money for roads and parks and rec, but less money than anticipated going into affordable housing from a development impact fee.

Hillary is Coming to Colorado
This December, former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is coming to Denver to sign copies of her new book at Tattered Cover.

Lobbying Amazon
Is Amazon building its new headquarters in Denver? Some of Colorado’s lawmakers think the state would be a good fit.

Minor Math Error
Loveland’s City Council heard about a decades-old error that led officials to believe a city fund held more than $20 million when it actually had about $2.4 million.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Edith Windsor Dies
Edith Windsor died at 88.
The gay rights activist was most famously responsible for the 2013 Windsor decision on same-sex marriage.

Make North America Great Again
A Canadian judge who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat to court the day after President Trump’s election win will remain on the bench but was suspended without pay.

Investigation for James Comey?
The White House urged the Department of Justice to prosecute former FBI director James Comey for actions that were “improper and likely could have been illegal.”

Supreme Court Turns Tables on Immigration
The Supreme Court granted a temporary stay to a lower court ruling that would have allowed more refugees to enter the country.

States Continue DACA Lawsuits
Four more states brought lawsuits against the federal government for ending DACA. The new lawsuit was filed by California, Minnesota, Maryland and Maine.

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