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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Ginsburg Drops Out
Democrat Noel Ginsburg announced yesterday that he has dropped out of the Colorado governor’s race, citing a poor showing in this month’s precinct caucus as a key reason for withdrawing.
And Farah Jumps In
Republican businessman Barry Farah is announcing today a last-minute campaign for governor.
Colorado Turf War Goes to Court of Appeals
The Colorado Court of Appeals heard an argument involving two Colorado communities fighting over whether one municipality can condemn and claim land belonging to its neighbor.
Cambridge Analytica Involved in Colorado Dark Money Campaign
Cambridge Analytica, the political firm that obtained private data on millions of Facebook users, helped Republicans in Colorado win a crucial majority in the state Senate.
Hickenlooper Supports Gun Control Efforts
Gov. John Hickenlooper said he is in of support raising the age for purchase of assault weapons and allowing judges to issue temporary restraining orders to keep people from having guns if there’s reason to believe they might pose a danger.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
‘Truth in Advertising’ Might be a First Amendment Violation
The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on California’s “truth-in-advertising” law that requires anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are. The justices all seemed to express skepticism about the constitutionality of the law.
Death Row Inmate Gets Another Chance to Prove His Case
The U.S. Supreme Court said a federal appeals court didn’t apply the correct legal standard when it denied funding to a death-row inmate for an investigator in his claim of ineffective counsel.
O’Reilly Settlements Might be Made Public
Three women who are suing Bill O’Reilly for defamation and breach of contract are asking a federal judge to allow them to enter their settlement agreements with O’Reilly into the public record.
BigLaw Chair Resigns
Latham & Watkins chair Bill Voge resigned yesterday after admitting to “communications of a sexual nature.”
DO NOT CONGRATULATE
President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin in his electoral win earlier this week. It turns out that his national security advisers told him: “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.” In all caps, just like that.
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