COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Foote Running for Boulder DA
Gov. John Hickenlooper is poise to appoint a new district attorney in Boulder County, but prosecutor and state Rep. Mike Foote says he’s going to run for the seat this year regardless of who is appointed.
Sen. Bennet a Focus for Immigration Activists
Immigration activists put the pressure on Sen. Michael Bennet to move away from an immigration deal that would include border wall funding, but so far he’s sticking to his plan.
Denver Fire Department Wins in 10th Circuit
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling favoring the Denver Fire Department in a suit claiming a supervisor violated the ADA by disclosing a fire fighter suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Polsinelli Still in Growth Mode
Polsinelli’s growth isn’t slowing down. The firm added three lawyers in Denver and one more in Washington, D.C.
Pot Consumption Business
Denver appears to be on its way to approving the first business where patrons can legally consumer marijuana — for those interested, it’s a cafe called The Coffee Joint.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
On Bail Reform
A New York judge ruled that it’s unconstitutional to set bail without taking into account the accused’s ability to pay. Doing so violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the Constitution.
Resigning White House Aide was a ‘Rising Star’
A White House aide who resigned in the face of domestic abuse allegations had a Harvard law degree and a BigLaw background.
Patent Litigation On the Decline
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board is seeing fewer cases in inter partes review — the process that asks the board to review a the validity of a patent case early in the process — and attorneys are saying it’s partly due to an overall drop in patent litigation.
Legal Consequences for Josh McDaniels — or Lack Thereof
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels likely won’t face any legal consequences for backing out on his agreement to join the Indianapolis Colts. As you all know, it’s hard to enforce a contract that doesn’t yet exist.