Legal Lasso: Tar Heels Edition

by Tony Flesor

The North Carolina Tar Heels won their sixth NCAA basketball championship last night. And Chapel Hill could barely contain the excitement as seven people were injured in celebrations.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Attorneys for former Boulder mayor Bob Greenlee are commissioning an accident reconstruction of a five-car collision that killed one.

Three defendants are going to trial in Denver’s homeless camping ban criminal case.

Boulder County is already facing legal challenges to its oil and gas moratorium, but its new rules could draw lawsuits, too.

A man with brain damage is suing a Denver Jesuit school, claiming he was fired because of his disability.

Construction is still booming in Denver, but it might start scaling back again by 2018.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Senate Democrats gained enough support to filibuster a confirmation vote for Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a DOJ review of police agency reform agreements to ensure they don’t conflict with President Trump’s policies.

In the latest challenge to Mississippi’s state flag, a federal judge rejected a lawsuit questioning the use of the Confederate battle flag in its state flag.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case questioning whether corporations can be liable for overseas human rights violations.

A merger fell through between two law firms, Herrick Feinstein and Crowell & Moring. “The synergies are not there,” a Herrick spokesperson said.

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