COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
Vote Trading Bill Signed Into Law
Facilitating “vote trading” will soon be illegal. The practice gained notoriety when it was used in 2016 in an attempt to try to block President Trump from winning the election.
Colorado On the Way to Ending Gerrymandering
A plan to do away with gerrymandering in Colorado has already gained unanimous approval in the Senate and two House committees.
Unaffiliated Primary Voters Not Quite Unaffiliated
For the first time, unaffiliated voters will be able to vote in next month’s primaries. But, while still “unaffiliated,” their votes will be public information.
Doctors Lobby Against Medical Regulations
While many doctors say their profession shares the blame in the opioid crisis, they are resistant to outside efforts to police them.
Cracking Down on Homeless Camping
City leaders in Colorado Springs are pushing to more aggressively ticket homeless campers near waterways. They say the issue is a public health concern and they are battling E. coli and keeping trash out of waterways.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Trump Could Plead the Fifth
Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer for President Donald Trump, said that Trump doesn’t have to comply with a subpoena from the Mueller investigation and that Trump could plead the Fifth. As to whether Trump will, Giuliani said he doesn’t know.
Wells Fargo Settles Securities Fraud Case
Wells Fargo & Co. agreed to pay $480 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in which investors accused the bank of securities fraud related to its fake-account scandal.
Pennsylvania Judge Punished for “High Speed Sentencings”
A Pennsylvania judge who sent 54 people to jail for failing to pay fines after holding a mass contempt trial violated the defendants’ due process rights, a state appeals court has ruled.
Lawyer Wins Big on Derby Day
Kentucky Derby-winning horse, Justify, is owned by a BigLaw lawyer from Frost Brown Todd. The name should have tipped you off.
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