Legal Lasso: Primaries Ballots Set for June

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

AG Race Narrows to Three
The Colorado Attorney General race was whittled down to Phil Weiser and Joe Salazar on the Democratic ticket and, unsurprisingly, George Brauchler on the Republican ticket.

Four More Make it to Gubernatorial Primaries
And in the gubernatorial race, Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s run dies while Walker Stapleton and Greg Lopez find their way onto the Republican primary ballot and for the Democrats, Cary Kennedy and Jared Polis join Mike Johnston on the ballot.

Supreme Court to Hear Juvenile Life Without Parole Challenge
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case questioning the constitutionality of a state law that can shorten the sentences of 48 inmates given life sentences as juveniles.

Teachers Demand Better Funding
Hundreds of Colorado teachers are assembling outside the Capitol today to protest the state’s approach to school funding and teacher pensions.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Trump’s Big Legal Challenge
All eyes are on the Mueller investigation, but independent prosecutors in New York might turn out to be a major challenge to President Donald Trump.

Michael Cohen Forced to Turn over Client List
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has until Monday morning to produce the names of his clients, with proof of their relationship, or face having a temporary restraining order  tossed out.

Civil Rights Attorney Commits Suicide
David Buckel, a nationally renowned civil rights attorney, died over the weekend by setting himself on fire to make a statement about protecting the environment.

Gardner Ends his Protest
Sen. Cory Gardner, who was in a standoff with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the DOJ’s stance on marijuana, said that now that that issue is resolved, he will no longer block DOJ nominees.

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