COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Slowing the Flow of Growth
The Denver metro has a housing shortage, and a proposal for the ballot looks to keep it that way. If successful — following a court challenge and signature collection — the proposal would limit new residential construction on the Front Range.
Dems Call for Baumgardner’s Resignation
Colorado Senate Democrats are asking for the resignation of Republican Sen. Randy Baumgardner. An outside investigation found credible evidence to support a sexual harassment complaint against the legislator.
The Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegations
And another state legislator — Republican Sen. Larry Crowder — faces new allegations as well. His accuser is another state lawmaker who cites two incidents of misconduct.
Supreme Court to Weigh in on Prosecutorial Misconduct
The state Supreme Court granted The Colorado Independent’s emergency petition for help in a legal dispute to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct from 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler in a death penalty case.
Supreme Court Asked to Settle Housing Dispute
The Colorado Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on a case between a man and the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority after it forced him to sell his worker housing.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
The Government’s Brief Shut Down
After the government shut down barely long enough for news outlets to report on it, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that will boost spending and allow the federal government to reopen.
The Chief Before Congress?
Chief Justice John Roberts might be asked to testify before Congress regarding the Nunes memo. It’s unclear how the separation of powers issues would work, but it’s possible.
Starbucks Sued for … Well … This is New.
A California family is suing Starbucks with claims that their 2-year-old drank a beverage containing a barista’s blood.
Bermuda’s Short-Lived Same-Sex Marriage Laws
Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage a year ago. And in a world first, it’s now considering abolishing it.
Russia Loses Olympics Appeal
Just before today’s Olympic opening ceremony, Russia lost an appeal to have 45 banned athletes allowed to compete.