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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Dougherty Departs AG Race
Recently appointed Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty will run for election in November. He’s now officially out of the attorney general race.
Investigator Jailed for Refusing to Testify
A Mennonite woman who served on the defense investigation in a death penalty case refused to testify due to religious objections — she is now sitting in jail for a second day.
Former DIA Official Accused of Bidrigging
A lawsuit alleges a former Denver International Airport executive took bribes and rigged the bidding process in order to awarded an airport concession contract to a Michigan company.
ACLU Sues El Paso County Sheriff
The Colorado American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit contending a sheriff’s department is improperly holding people in the country illegally on behalf of federal authorities.
Lebsock Faces Expulsion
The Colorado House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to remove Rep. Steve Lebsock after 11 women made credible sexual harassment complaints against him. It will take two-thirds of the House to vote him out.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Billing Gap Widens
BigLaw firms have pulled even further away from smaller firms in billing.
Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a 33-page dissent to a Supreme Court opinion that held that asylum seekers can be detained indefinitely without bond hearings. He called the DOJ’s position that immigrants aren’t on U.S. soil a “legal fiction.”
Dick’s Responds to Gun Concerns
Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that it will stop selling assault-style semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 and is requiring gun customers to be at least 21 years old.
Jeff Sessions is Investigating GOP Memo
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department is investigating claims in a GOP memo that prosecutors failed to fully disclose the source of evidence presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
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