Legal Lasso: Comey Testimony

by Kaley LaQuea

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During the congressional hearing Thursday, former FBI director James Comey claimed President Donald Trump lied and defamed him.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Colorado Corrections Praise
A national report found the probation reversal rate in Colorado had declined 24 percent from 2006 to 2015. 

…And Allegations
The Justice Department investigation focuses on accusations of abuse, including a prisoner being transported from New Mexico to Colorado in 2014. 

City Council Furthers Convention Project
The Denver City Council business committee unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance which would create a Tourism Improvement District, which includes a hotel tax.

FixItCO Drops Ballot Push
The coalition will not pursue an initiative to take a tax hike to the ballot in November. The increase would pay for road repairs throughout the state.

Longmont Investigates Warrantless Search
Longmont City Council will investigate claims that police entered a residence at The Suites without the individual’s consent or a warrant.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Back to Reality
The U.S. government contractor pled not guilty Thursday to a charge leaking classified documents. 

Show Me the Guac
A class action lawsuit proposed by Chipotle workers in New Jersey claims the company failed to pay overtime wages. The suit is based on a Labor Department worker eligibility rule.

Guantanamo Suit Filed
Lawyers for detainee Abu Zubaydah have filed a lawsuit against two psychologists for their use of harsh interrogation tactics.

Texas Bail System Order Upheld
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to block findings that a Texas bail system discriminates against individuals unable to pay bail.

LexisNexis Acquires Ravel Law
The corporation has acquired the legal research and litigation analytics firm

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