Legal Lasso: Cold War Edition

by Tony Flesor

CIA intelligence analysts concluded over the weekend that Russia did interfere with the U.S. election in order to help Donald Trump win.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Three potential picks for the U.S. Supreme Court would provide a missing Western view: Allison Eid, Neil Gorsuch and Tim Tymkovich.

And Scott Gessler and David Blake are top picks for the U.S. Attorney position.

Colorado’s Secretary of State is asking a federal judge how he should handle faithless electors.

A construction company whistleblower wants to tell a jury his claims about environmental damage and retaliation from his employer.

A Mexican gang member in Colorado’s Supermax prison received a life sentence for the murder of another inmate.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Donald Trump might not be able to open up libel laws, but he might use the Espionage Act to go after members of the press.

New evidence shows China tried to, and often did, hack American BigLaw firms.

And a class action lawsuit unsealed last week shows a law firm is being called out for its lax cybersecurity.

A judge might be facing an interim suspension for his retribution against court clerks and a prosecutor who appealed one of his decisions.

Diversion programs meant to keep low-risk offenders out of court are available mostly to those who can afford them.

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