Legal Lasso: Finalists Named for Supreme Court Seat

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Three Selected for Justice Seat
The state Judicial Branch announced the three finalists for a Supreme Court seat that will open up upon Chief Justice Nancy Rice’s retirement July 1.

City Council to get its Own Lawyers?
After being advised by a Denver city attorney not to investigate Mayor Michael Hancock’s harassing text messages, the City Council is considering the idea of hiring its own lawyers separate from those in the City Attorney’s Office.

ICE in Denver
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested a Guatemalan man in Denver near Federal Boulevard. Immigrants rights activists believe the arrest is part of a larger raid.

Court Sides With Property Owner in Blight Dispute
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Glendale property owner in a dispute stemming from the city’s efforts to seize six acres for a planned entertainment district.

Fort Collins Considering Joining Climate Change Lawsuit
Fort Collins might join a lawsuit pushing for a rule that would bar drilling of new oil and gas wells that affect human health or contribute to climate change.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Net Neutrality Rollback Moving Forward
The Senate approved a resolution to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rollback. The decision will still have to be approved by the House of Representatives, which has already made it clear it doesn’t intend to vote the same way.

Trump on Sanctuary States
At a sanctuary state roundtable, President Donald Trump referred to criminal illegal immigrants as “animals” and encouraged the DOJ to investigate Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for obstruction of justice by tipping off immigrant communities about a pending ICE raid.

Government Missing Financial Reports from Michael Cohen
After news outlets received information about Michael Cohen’s financial records, the leaker said he came forward because he was unable to find two important reports on Cohen’s financial activity in a government database.

Arbitration Agreements for Law Students
Fourteen law schools answered the call to push back against arbitration agreements for summer associates by asking that firms participating in campus recruiting disclose such policies.

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