Legal Lasso: Sessions Clears Senate

by Tony Flesor

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Attorneys involved in the Rocky Flats class action settlement said an outside firm is trying to collect from class members by using misleading communications.

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Gorsuch’s nomination “raises the stature of the courts” in Colorado.

A new documentary profiles the $3.4 billion lawsuit between Native Americans and the U.S. government for mismanaged lands

The confirmation of Jeff Sessions (see below) is raising questions about what that means for the future of legalized pot.

Colorado Springs Utilities dropped an attempt to get a contempt citation for a local activist.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Sessions cleared the Senate yesterday and was confirmed as Attorney General on a 52-47 vote.

A federal judge blocked the $48 billion merger of Anthem and Cigna.

Supreme Court nominee sided with fellow members of the judiciary in response to President Trump’s criticism of federal judges. Trump responded on Twitter by saying Gorsuch’s comment was misrepresented.

A BigLaw partner was arrested by the FBI for trying to sell the details of a whistleblower lawsuit to the company under investigation.

The ACLU filed a new lawsuit earlier this week challenging Trump’s immigration bans.

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