Legal Lasso: Brexit Begins Edition

by Tony Flesor

It’s official — Great Britain sent formal notice that it will leave the EU.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

16 people were indicted on charges that they ran an illicit marijuana operation — eight of them might have had state licenses.

Democrats might have won on several issues in recent years, but this year’s budget is being shaped by Republican pushback against several Democratic programs.

DA Dan May said he won’t file charges in a dispute between two Colorado Springs city councilwomen.

The state Senate passed a bill that will allow Coloradans to find out if an employer cheated workers on wages.

President Trump is dismantling Obama’s climate policies. The state’s coal industry is cautiously optimistic about what that means.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

The Trump administration is trying to block former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia.

And the chair of the House Intelligence Committee is refusing to sit out the Russia investigation.

General Counsel from 185 companies have followed their private practice counterparts in submitting a letter to Congress asking not to eliminate funding for legal aid from the Legal Services Corporation.

The White House is back to work on finding an ACA replacement.

Law firms are bracing for regulatory, real estate and immigration problems that are expected to come with Brexit.

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