Legal Lasso: Trump Expands Counsel

by Kaley LaQuea

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Ty Cobb, former federal prosecutor and defense lawyer with Hogan Lovells, met with President Trump last week regarding the office’s counsel on Russia ties.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Grand Junction Pursues Drug Cases
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Grand Junction has announced it will take on more drug interdiction cases.

Under Pressure
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has called for increased economic pressure on North Korea from the international community after the country’s latest missile launch.

Gerrymandering Coalition
The League of Women Voters of Colorado will put forth a 2018 ballot measure to restructure the state’s redistricting process.

Prop. 106 in Use
It’s estimated that ten patients have received agents provided for in Colorado’s medical aid-in-dying policy passed last year.

Urban Peak Seeks Aid
The nonprofit, which helps homeless youth in Denver, is trying to raise $150,000 to reopen.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

CA Gun Magazine Ban
The U.S. District Court of Southern California has issued a preliminary injunction on a ban against high capacity gun magazines.

Mayer Brown Not Liable
The firm has been found not liable for an error that has cancelled a $1.5 billion loan to General Motors.

Coalition for Good Governance
The Colorado nonprofit has filed suit along with Georgia voters requesting that a judge overturn the outcome of the special election for the 6th Congressional District.

Stand Your Ground
The changes made to the Florida law, which deals with self-defense, have been deemed unconstitutional by a state court judge.

Facebook Gag Order
The social media site is challenging an order from a U.S. court regarding the discussion of three government search warrants.

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