This morning, we have the response and aftermath of a racially motivated crime in Charlottesville, Virginia, that the federal government might deem an act of domestic terrorism as well as the breakdown of everything going on in Denver at the start of this week.
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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Another Dem Enters AG Race
Prosecutor and former assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Padden joined the field of Democrats running for Attorney General.
Changes to Come for Denver P3s?
A Denver City Council vote tonight on a proposal for a $1.8 Denver International Airport deal could usher in a new paradigm for public-private partnerships.
Anxiously Awaiting Masterpiece Cakeshop Arguments
It’s been a long wait for some for the U.S. Supreme Court to step in on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, but now many are waiting for the case’s review with questions about why the court finally took it and how it will rule.
Closing Arguments in Taylor Swift Case
Lawyers in the Taylor Swift case are set to make closing arguments today. Swift is asking for a verdict of $1, while David Mueller said the incident cost him his job and reputation and is asking the jury for $3 million.
Colorado Responds to Charlottesville Violence
Crowds gathered in City Park yesterday to protest the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Meanwhile, Senate Republican Cory Gardner said the party does not want white nationalists in their base.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
The Lone Casualty in Charlottesville
The woman killed in Charlottesville’s protest on Saturday was a paralegal from Virginia law firm the Miller Law Group.
DOJ Stepping In
And the Justice Department announced that it is opening an investigation of the incident in Charlottesville. The crime is in state law jurisdiction, which raises the question of where the federal government might find an avenue for prosecution.
Kennedy Not Going Anywhere
Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley said he’s no longer expecting a Supreme Court retirement this summer.
Nebraska Funeral Picketing Law Upheld
The Westboro Baptist Church lost its 8th Circuit legal effort to overturn a Nebraska law preventing it from picketing at funerals.
Steptoe Pursues Arbitration
BigLaw firm Steptoe is moving to compel arbitration with an associate who is suing the firm for gender discrimination.
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