Legal Lasso: All About the Ban Edition

by Tony Flesor

Most of today’s news addresses President Donald Trump’s immigration ban — undoubtedly the biggest story of the weekend. Read on below.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

A man who has spent 15 years in prison after being convicted of killing his wife has stopped the clock for hearings for his second trial.

The Attorney General said Castle Law Group “cheated the system.” The trial against the foreclosure law firm ended Friday and marks the end of an investigation of several law firms in the state’s foreclosure industry.

Boulder DA Stan Garnett will help advise President Trump’s national pot policies.

The Secretary of State’s lawsuits against Colorado’s “Hamilton electors” cost the state almost $40,000 in legal fees.

Colorado’s Congresspeople weigh in on Trump’s immigration bans. And over the weekend, protestors showed up at DIA to make their voices heard on the matter.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Four judges were quick to react to the new president’s immigration ban, saying he moved too fast. More legal fights lie ahead.

And for immediate legal aid, attorneys around the country flocked to airports with signs offering legal help to stranded passengers.

And also in response to the travel bans, the ACLU brought in more than $24 million in donations over the weekend. The organization typically makes about $4 million in online donations in one year.

An Alabama judge who was suspended for improperly jailing indigent traffic court defendants has a new job in Montgomery, Alabama’s legal department.

An op-ed says an opinion from Justice Scalia could put a stop to the border wall construction.

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