Legal Lasso: Homeless Sweeps Case Set for Trial

A study last year showed the U.S. Supreme Court has a problem with interrupting its female justices. Does the state Supreme Court share that habit? We explore that in the latest episode of Law Week Colorado’s Hearsay podcast.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Homeless Sweeps Case has Trial Date
The class action lawsuit challenging the City of Denver’s “homeless sweeps” has a trial date set for next March. The parties also sparred over trial accommodations for homeless plaintiffs and the definition of a homeless sweep in a hearing yesterday.

Judge Tosses Citizen Campaign Finance Enforcement
A federal judge ruled that Colorado’s system of campaign finance law enforcement — which allows private citizens to file complaints without review for merit — is unconstitutional.

CSU Case Proceeding Toward Trial
A former Colorado State University professor who is suing the school for retaliation for reporting sexual harassment says she wants to take the case to trial.

Third Pot License
Denver’s social pot consumption licenses aren’t as popular as initially expected. Out of the 9,000 eligible businesses, only three have filed for licenses. The newest, Vape and Play, will be a pot-friendly environment for games, concerts and comedy shows.

Dancing FBI Agent Charged With Assault
The FBI agent who accidentally shot someone at Mile High Spirits was charged with second-degree assault, and more charges could come from his blood alcohol tests.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

McCabe Suing Over Dismissal
A lawyer for ex-FBI Director Andrew McCabe has filed a lawsuit to obtain records related to McCabe’s firing. McCabe’s lawyer maintains that his firing violated federal law and departed from rules and policies.

Attorney’s Racism Not Enough for Retrial
An inmate serving a life sentence for murder was denied a new trial because, according to a federal appeals court panel, he was unable to show that his appointed lawyer’s racism affected his performance.

Preemptive Attack Ads
Demand Justice, a liberal nonprofit that opposes President Donald Trump’s judicial picks, is making a preemptive strike against his shortlist of Supreme Court candidates despite there not being a vacancy on the court right now.

Illinois Lawyer Accused of Plagiarism
An Illinois lawyer is disputing a claim that he cribbed more than 1,000 words in a motion for dismissal. His response to the accusation: “Go pound sand.”

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