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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Remembering Conrad Gardner
Golden lawyer Conrad Gardner died at 81. He joined the Colorado bar in 1965 and, for a time, a coworker of Colorado Supreme Court Justice Brian Boatright.
Gardner Taking on Tax Reform
Sen. Cory Gardner is taking on the task of reforming the tax code for marijuana businesses. He cosponsored a bill that would get marijuana businesses the same deductions and credits that other businesses get.
Public-Private Partnership Plan Proceeds
A plan to create an office of Public-Private Partnerships is moving forward with the addition of oversight from the Denver City Council on when the city enters such deals.
Taking on the Mouse
A Colorado Springs law firm is taking on Disney with a lawsuit in federal court in Denver that claims the conglomerate stole the screenplay for Pirates of the Caribbean from two writers who were admitted to the Writer’s Guild on Disney’s dime.
Seeking Dismissal for River Personhood Case
The Colorado Attorney General filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit seeking personhood for the Colorado River. The attorney behind the lawsuit said they’re not going down without a fight.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
More Accusations Against Roy Moore
Four more women have stepped forward with accusations of misconduct against Roy Moore.
Trump’s Homogenous Judiciary
President Trump has the ability to completely reshape the judiciary with his judicial appointments. And judging by those he’s selected so far, it’s going to be very white and male. The judges he’s picked thus far have been the least diverse in nearly 30 years according to this analysis.
Should Ex-Cons be Lawyers?
It’s not uncommon to find a jailhouse lawyer, but restrictions on ex-inmates actually joining the bar might be causing a problem.
Judge Cracks Down on St. Louis Police
A federal judge imposed restrictions on the St. Louis Police Department’s use of chemical agents against protestors. The judge said the police can’t declare an “unlawful assembly” and enforce that unless the protestors are acting in concert and pose an imminent threat.
Cordray Leaves CFPB
Richard Cordray announced yesterday he will step down from his post as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, fueling speculation that he will run for governor of Ohio. Cordray’s move will also clear the way for President Trump to appoint his own director.
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