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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Ballard Spahr Merger
Ballard Spahr grows by 140 attorneys, including in Denver, after its merger with regional firm Lindquist & Vennum.
Bipartisan Support for Dream Act
Colorado’s senators, Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner, are showing bipartisan support for the 2017 Dream Act. Both senators are sponsoring the legislation.
Police Force Caught on Camera
Attorney Adam Frank filed a police brutality case against the Aurora Police Department after his client’s rough arrest was caught on camera.
WilmerHale Adds to its Natural Resources Practice
WilmerHale gets a high-profile lateral to its natural resources team in Washington, D.C. and Denver with the addition of a former deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior.
Stan Garnett Supports Chicago
Boulder DA Stan Garnett is backing the City of Chicago in its lawsuit against Jeff Sessions over the Trump administration’s threat to cut funds for sanctuary cities.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Clock is Ticking on Dreamers
After President Trump announced the end of DACA, Congress now has six months to come up with a new plan for the country’s “dreamers.”
DACA lawsuits filed
And New York is the first to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration on behalf of dreamers. The president has wide authority over immigration and is likely to withstand the legal challenges.
Gaps in Regulations
Fires at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Houston, as a result of the flooding from Hurrican Harvey, revealed problems in the disclosure and emergency response regulations for chemical plants.
Preparing for Irma
Courts and a Florida law school are temporarily closing in preparation of Hurrican Irma’s landfall.
Red Sox Caught Red Handed
Baseball’s greatest rivalry just heated up as the Boston Red Sox were caught stealing signs from the New York Yankees with an iWatch.
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