Legal Lasso: Presidents Day Edition

by Tony Flesor

With the courts and legislature closed today, Presidents Day seems as good a time as any to take a look at our new president’s first month in office.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Many news outlets, including Law Week, have given a rundown of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s top opinions, but now he’s made a list of his own.

A profile of Gorsuch paints him as someone who refuses to be pigeonholed.

Despite some joking and teasing, Colorado Springs mayor and former state AG John Suthers was honored at a roast Saturday night.

CU hired an outside law firm to investigate how the school handled domestic violence allegations against former football coach Joe Tumpkin.

The Denver Police Department solicited ideas about its new use-of-force policies; one common theme was that the language is vague and open to interpretation.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Slow-motion video is becoming more common in courts, but it could be skewing jurors’ perceptions of crimes.

Merrick Garland, back to work for a month now, has already accepted his fate as a political casualty.

President Trump will release his updated executive order on immigration this week.

A man who was exonerated for a crime he didn’t commit is back in court — this time as a lawyer.

If confirmed, Gorsuch would be the fourth-richest justice.

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