LEGAL LASSO: Hearing for “Homeless Bill of Rights” Delayed

by Julia Cardi

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Right to Rest Act Hearing Delayed
A Colorado bill to decriminalize certain behaviors associated with homelessness had a hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the House’s Local Government Committee. Democratic Rep. Jonathan Singer said the hearing has been pushed back by a few weeks.

Denver-Native Lawyer Shows His Other Side During Black History Month
Adrian Miller, a Denver native and Georgetown University-educated lawyer who worked with the Clinton administration, has found success in a different niche: Writing books about the culinary contributions of black Americans throughout history.

Colorado Traffic Deaths Rise in 2017
Traffic deaths in Colorado reached 642 in 2017, their highest number since 2004. Meanwhile, the number decreased just under 1 percent nationwide.

FDA Investigates Lakewood Wellness Center

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating Clean Kratom Wellness Center for selling an herbal pain reliever. Denver Environmental Health banned the sale of kratom for human consumption last year.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Former Skadden Associate Charged in Mueller Probe
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged Alex Van Der Zwaan, a London-based former associate at  Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, with lying to the FBI.

Former Seattle ICE Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing Immigrants’ Identities
Raphael Sanchez, former chief counsel for Seattle’s office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, has pled guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Poll Finds Americans Dissatisfied with National Efforts to Prevent Mass Shootings

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has found six out of 10 people in the U.S. believe President Donald Trump and Congress are not doing enough to prevent mass shootings. The poll comes on the heels of reports that Trump may support tougher background checks for obtaining guns.