Legal Lasso: Bracketology Edition

by Tony Flesor

It’s March Madness time again. The 2017 bracket has been set, so start preparing for your office pools now.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Jack Hyatt, a founding partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck died on Saturday at the age of 75.

Two well known Colorado political figures are throwing their hats in the ring in the race for Attorney General: Rep. Joe Salazar and Boulder DA Stan Garnett.

Boulder County is holding a public hearing tomorrow on proposed oil and gas regulations.

A case decided by the Colorado Supreme Court earlier this year could give Attorney General Jeff Sessions an opening for marijuana prosecutions.

Husch Blackwell is moving into new Denver digs today.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions cleaned house in the DOJ by asking for the resignations of 46 U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Obama. Manhattan’s Preet Bharara was fired after refusing to step down.

President Trump is behind schedule in filling vacancies in several federal agencies.

Despite job growth around the country, the legal sector saw a decline in jobs since January.

Trump will also soon sign off on his cases to send to the Supreme Court — but presidents’ success has been declining.

A North Carolina DA’s office was raided after being suspected in a job scam involving him and another county DA.

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