Legal Lasso: DAs Correct Course on Record Suppression

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

DAs Act Quickly on Case Suppression
A handful of DA offices are introducing changes to address the number of felony cases suppressed from the public. The 18th District prosecutors said they had no idea how many of their cases had been suppressed — 115 in the past five years.

Superior Stands in the Way of Rocky Flats
The Town of Superior is hoping to stop the opening of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge with a lawsuit questioning the safety of the site. Superior is the first municipality to challenge its opening.

Gardner to Discuss Kavanaugh
Sen. Cory Gardner will talk about President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court nomination at a meet and greet in Colorado Springs today. The event, however, is invitation only.

Train to Blame for Wildfire?
Locals near the 416 fire are wondering if the coal-fired train that runs from Durango to Silverton was responsible for the fire. Officials have said they don’t yet know the cause of the wildfire, which is the sixth-largest in state history.

Pushed Out
The cost of metro-area real estate is pushing some Front Range companies to the West Slope.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Trump Administration Says Children Reunited
The Trump administration said the youngest children separated from their families have been reunited with them. The deadline to do so was Tuesday.

Trump Marches on May
President Donald Trump continued to shake up the EU yesterday with a visit to Great Britain, where he chided Prime Minister Theresa May for her handling of Brexit.

DOJ Appeals Merger Decision
Despite the AT&T-Time Warner deal being finalized in June, the Department of Justice appealed a judge’s decision that said the combination would not harm competition. Experts say that despite its loss, the government will be aggressive on other vertical mergers.

Gorsuch Opinion Pivotal for Drug Similars
A Neil Gorsuch precedent helped out two men accused of distributing synthetic drug similar “spice”; now on retrial, they hope that holds up.

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