Legal Lasso: Watching the Ninth Circuit Edition

by Tony Flesor

We’ll be watching this afternoon’s oral arguments on President Trump’s immigration ban. Here’s the rundown of the developments so far.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Judge Neil Gorsuch met with Sen. Michael Bennet over the weekend — but there’s still no word which way the Senator might vote on his confirmation.

A 10-year-old cold case looks like it will be reopened after bloody evidence was said to have been found in an auctioned-off storage locker.

A new law looks to more clearly distinguish the rules for emotional support animals.

Englewood is considering an overhaul its sex offender rules after a law essentially banned registered offenders from the entire city.

Gov. Hickenlooper is building out a statewide Discovery Project Steering Committee that is intended to connect law enforcement, district attorneys, public defenders and private defense attorneys.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

The DOJ yesterday urged a federal appeals court to reinstate President Trump’s immigration moratorium. The court will give its ruling today.

Trump asked the public to blame the judge if “something happens” after his decision to block the immigration executive orders.

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch supports the idea of a two-year law school, but Scalia said it should be expanded to four years.

The ABA House of Delegates said law enforcement should develop Miranda rights in as many languages as necessary to inform criminals of their rights.

Gibson Dunn believes there’s still room to expand in oil and gas; it opened a Houston office.

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