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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Eid Before Senate
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid is among four judges being considered by the Senate this week for confirmation to federal judgeships.
Sex Offender Registry
Those who get placed on the sex offender registry are there for life, regardless of age or time since the offense. But should they be?
Lawsuit Filed Against Prison Camp
An ex-inmate in the Federal Prison Camp in Florence is suing the prison for pain, anguish and loss of a testicle while imprisoned there.
Don’t Trust the Government (sort of)
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is warning residents about a scam where callers claim to be from the state government offering to wipe out a computer virus for a fee.
Dylan Roberts Chosen for Colorado House
Residents of Routt and Eagle counties chose their new representative to speak for them in the Colorado House of Representatives, filling the seat of Diane Mitsch Bush who resigned to focus on her congressional campaign.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Charges Filed in Mueller Probe
Former top Trump aides Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos are the first to be charged as a result of Robert Mueller’s probe. Manafort and Gates are charged with conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to launder money. Papadopoulous pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
Ginsburg Not Going Anywhere
Don’t expect Justice Ginsburg to leave the bench anytime soon. She said at an Equal Justice Works event that she’ll keep her job as long as she can continue to do it “full steam.”
Doing his Civic Duty
Former President Barack Obama was called for jury duty in Illinois, and he plans to show up. Now the question is how, with experience as a lawyer/law professor/leader of the free world, he’ll get through voir dire.
A Plateau in AFA Use
According to a Norton Rose Fulbright survey, inside counsel’s use of alternative fee arrangements has plateaued. Their use could increase again if people continue to “experiment” with fees in new ways.
CNN Takes to the Sky
The FAA gave a “first of its kind” drone waiver to CNN, with the help of Hogan Lovells attorney who focuses solely on drones.
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