Legal Lasso: Questions for Sessions

by Kaley LaQuea

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday afternoon in the ongoing investigation regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Blackfeet Lighting Sues RTD
The company is pursuing the case over a failed Smart Card system, which according to the suit, has cost over $10 million.
 

Intoxilyzer-9000
A Gilpin County judge barred evidence from the blood alcohol testing machine, used from July 2015 until January 2017, stating that regulators knowingly produced falsified results.

Focus on the Family
Vice president Mike Pence will speak at the 40th anniversary celebration of the organization in Colorado Springs later this month.

Chancellor Suspended
University of Colorado chancellor Phil Distefano has received a 10-day suspension for his handling of domestic abuse claims against the university’s former football assistant coach Joe Tumpkin.

Amazon Warehouse Plans
The online retailer announced a plan for a 23-acre warehouse north of Denver on Monday.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

DC, Maryland Sue Trump
The attorney generals from D.C. and Maryland filed the suit Monday, citing constitutional violations.

Puerto Rico’s Statehood
Citizens voted 97 percent in favor of statehood, but several hurdles to that status remain. 

All in the Family
The Supreme Court upheld an appellate court decision Monday that states that an imbalanced treatment of mothers and fathers concerning the transmission of citizenship is unconstitutional.

Victory for Copycat Drugmakers
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of biologic drugmakers, cutting the time it will take for the drugs to be available on the market.

Procedural Error Ruling Reversal
The Supreme Court reversed a Fourth Circuit decision Monday regarding Virginia’s ‘geriatric release’ program, citing the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

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