Legal Lasso: Veterans Day Edition

by editor

With national politics dominating the headlines, we’re glad to have a reason to shift our focus to our country’s veterans today.

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COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Thousands marched through downtown Denver last night to protest the election of Donald Trump. The president-elect called the protests unfair and blamed the media for inciting them.

Colorado legislators picked their new leaders for the 2017 session. Sen. Kevin Grantham and Rep. Crisanta Duran will fill the top leadership positions.

A Boulder assistant district attorney will lateral to the Denver DA’s office. He’ll be moving offices to join Beth McCann’s DA team.

Landmark condo owners are going to the Supreme Court with claims they were wrongly added to a special district.

Denver city employees and police warned homeless campers to move or be moved next week.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

President-elect Trump and President Obama met to discuss the transition of power; the meeting was described as cordial and even awkward.

Meanwhile, lawyers for Donald Trump asked that his Trump University fraud case be delayed until after he’s settled in the White House.

A grand jury indicted former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of 24 counts, including wire fraud and theft of government funds.

Reporters should strengthen the First Amendment by filing libel lawsuits — particularly against Donald Trump.

Fifty-two federal judge nominees are awaiting appointment — what now?

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