COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Jury Selection Moving Swiftly
Jury selection continues for the Taylor Swift groping case. Among the questions: Are you a fan of Taylor Swift or the radio station, KYGO? Opening statements are expected later today.
Looking for Local Control
Local governments are looking for new methods of local control for oil and gas, following a series of inspections following the Firestone home explosion.
Three Strikes Update
Colorado’s harsher DUI felony law for repeat offenders goes into effect today.
Denver Bond Amendment Goes to a Vote
The Denver City Council is giving residents an opportunity to weigh in one component of a major city bond package, while others sounded off on projects left out.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Sanctuary City Fights Back
Chicago filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department for new Trump administration rules punishing sanctuary cities. The new federal rules require localities to open their jails to federal immigration authorities.
Georgetown Follows Suit
Less than a day after Northwestern announced it would accept the GRE for its law school applicants, Georgetown followed along saying it would do the same.
“Tech-enabled” legal services provider Axiom is taking the next step to being fully tech with the unveiling of its first AI offering.
The Rich Get Richer
A Thomson Reuters report shows that demand for “big ticket” legal services is increasing — but only at the top 100 law firms.
Don’t Try This at Home
Filed under “strange things a lawyer did” is a Cleveland defense attorney who got caught running a money laundering scheme inspired by the show “Breaking Bad.”
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