Legal Lasso: Hate on the Rise

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The FBI reported hate crimes were on the rise in 2015, specifically against Muslims. Hundreds of incidents have been reported since the election.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

A jury found Clarence Moses-EL not guilty on all counts in the retrial of a 29-year-old rape case.

Otten Johnson added about 3,000 square feet of office space and plans to add six new attorneys in the next year.

The count still isn’t official, but public pot consumption is likely to pass in Denver.

The judge overseeing the case of El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and two deputies is reviewing a motion to dismiss their indictments.

Gov. Hickenlooper called Colorado’s marijuana gray market “a clear and present danger.” He’s looking to stamp it out now before it becomes the status quo.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

A Wisconsin judge has ordered the release of Brendan Dassey of “Making a Murderer” fame.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg urged the Senate to move quickly in filling the Supreme Court vacancy, reiterating that “eight is not a good number.”

The head of the SEC will step down two years early, clearing the way for Donald Trump’s vision of Wall Street reform.

A Connecticut judge upheld a jury verdict, despite one member of the jury saying she didn’t remember the deliberations.

Donald Trump wants to “open up” the libel laws, but he doesn’t seem to have a clear way of doing that.

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