Legal Lasso: Drama at the Oscars Edition

by Tony Flesor

Even if you’re not interested in the Oscar Awards show, last night’s mix-up for the winner of the biggest award of the night is worthy of attention.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Sen. Michael Bennet is keeping mum on whether he’ll oppose a Democrat filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation.

The Trump administration said it will crack down on marijuana, but industry groups and the state AG say they will defend Colorado’s legalization.

And a water court judge said that water rights can be issued specifically for pot grows.

A Routt County DA is being investigated by the CBI for claims of perjury.

Some state prosecutors say a 2015 DUI law change has made it harder to crack down on repeat offenders.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

President Trump blocked some news organizations from a White House press meeting last week. Now, some First Amendment activists say the newspapers should sue.

SCOTUSBlog took a look at the toughest cases Judge Neil Gorsuch dealt with as a law clerk on the Supreme Court.

President Trump might reveal how he plans to fulfill his promise of rewriting the tax code. And that has some lobbyists scrambling.

Amazon is fighting to protect the data of Echo users. And it says the First Amendment protects speech from users as well as the robot voice itself.

Bill Cosby will face multiple accusers at his upcoming trial.

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