COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Boulder’s Oil and Gas Lawsuit
Boulder is suing oil and gas companies for their involvement in global warming, but 15 states, including Colorado, oppose global warming lawsuits.
Larry Castle Gets $1.9 Million Award
A Denver judge awarded more than $1.9 million to attorney Larry Castle and two associated businesses, who successfully defended themselves against state allegations of price gouging during the nation’s foreclosure crisis.
On the Matter of Marijuana Decriminalization
Chuck Schumer introduced legislation at the national level to decriminalize marijuana. Colorado’s leaders weighed in on, as well, with a range of opinions from enthusiasm to quiet optimism.
Punishing Protesting Teachers
Teachers around the country — including in Colorado — have been protesting outside statehouses in order to get more money for education. But a new Senate bill would carry hefty punishments for teachers who protest.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Could Cohen Cooperate?
In the face of devastating legal fees and potential criminal charges, it’s starting to seem more likely that President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, could cooperate with investigators.
Entry-Level Legal Jobs on the Decline
Entry-level hiring has decreased at law firms, in the government and public interest arenas, and in academia, according to employment data released by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
A Standoff Over Rosenstein
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he might have to quit if his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, is fired.
A New Narrative on Patents
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrei Iancu called for a “new narrative” about patents that emphasizes their benefit to society, rather than focusing on the system’s failings or faults.
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