COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Hamilton Elector Lawsuit
“Hamilton elector” Michael Baca, who cast his ballot for John Kasich in the 2016 presidential election, is the third elector to join the lawsuit against Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, alleging Williams violated their rights by threatening to remove them as electors before the election.
DOC Sentencing Error
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Corrections misinterpreted sentencing statutes, resulting in denied parole hearings for 3,000 Colorado inmates.
Denver Gains Golf Course
The City of Denver made a deal to buy a 155-acre Park Hill golf course for $20 million. A chunk of the land will be used for stormwater detention.
Leasing New Accommodations for Prisoners
The Colorado Department of Corrections will receive $10.6 million to lease a private prison to help ease the pressure on the state’s overflowing prisons.
Gorsuch Talks Conservatism
Colorado’s own Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch talked about the role of conservative judges and the duty to apply the law, not amend it, during a speech in Kentucky.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
BigLaw Firm Pulled Into Russia Investigation
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is being asked about its work with Paul Manafort on a report used to justify the jailing of a political rival to the former president of Ukraine.
Travel Ban Update
President Trump is replacing the travel ban against a group of Muslim countries with restrictions that vary by country.
Concussion Lawsuit Filed Against the NFL
The family of Aaron Hernandez filed a lawsuit against the NFL after an autopsy found Hernandez, who killed himself while serving a life sentence in prison, suffered a severe case of CTE.
Moore Looking to Fill Senate Seat
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is considered a front-runner for a U.S. Senate seat formerly held by now-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Unlicensed Practice of Law Still Banned
A federal judge in North Carolina tossed a lawsuit and upheld a state ban on the unlicensed practice of law after an employer’s association sued the bar because it wanted to provide legal services to its own members.
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