COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Denver Pays Out to Solve Legal Woes
Two Denver legal problems — a sexual harassment allegation involving Denver’s mayoral staff and an employment matter — have cost the city a total of $1.4 million.
Arbitration Reform Bill Dies in Committee
A bill to bring more transparency to arbitration hearings between corporations and their employees was shot down in the Senate’s kill committee.
Legal Orientation Program’s Impact
The end of the Legal Orientation Program is expected to hit the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network particularly hard as well as pile on to the backlog in Colorado’s immigration courts.
The Barack Obama Highway
Rep. Dan Pabon is trying to rename a stretch of I-25 through Denver the Barack Obama Highway. The proposal has already passed a House committee.
Petitioning Onto the Ballot
The state assemblies are over, but three gubernatorial candidates are still trying to make it onto the ballot by way of petition.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
25 Years on Death Row
A 68-year-old man who spent nearly 25 years on California’s death row was freed Thursday after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend’s nearly 2-year-old daughter was overturned.
Trump Adds High-Profile Attorneys to Legal Team
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and two other former federal prosecutors are joining President Donald Trump’s legal team.
$1 Billion Fine for Wells Fargo
Federal regulators are bringing down $1 billion worth of fines on Wells Fargo for forcing customers into car insurance and charging mortgage borrowers unfair fees.
7th Circuit Upholds Sanctuary City Injunction
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction against the DOJ grant conditions that punish designated sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents.
Schumer Introduces Marijuana Bill
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is introducing a bill today, on 4/20, to decriminalize marijuana.
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