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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Hickenlooper Vetoes Marijuana Tasting Rooms
Gov. John Hickenlooper says the current regulations and laws are clear regarding the try-before-you buy bill that would have allowed marijuana tasting rooms at dispensaries.
Just Human Beings
Charlie Craig and David Mullins — the couple whose wedding sparked the Masterpiece Cakeshop dispute — reflected on the Supreme Court opinion and the years in an unexpected spotlight.
Offending Comments in the CCRC Decision
And regarding the ruling itself, two comments made by commissioners on Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission might have tipped the decision in Jack Phillips’ favor because they didn’t fall within the fair and neutral purpose of the commission.
The Inevitable Investigation
Denver police are investigating why the FBI agent who accidentally shot someone at a Denver nightclub was armed in the first place and whether he was drunk. Possible charges depend on lab results answering the latter question.
Legal Defense Fund for Uber Driver
The family of a man suspected of shooting a passenger in his Uber over the weekend is maintaining that he acted in self defense and has started a legal defense fund. They have already raised about $8,000 for him.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Manafort Accused of Witness Tampering
The Special Investigator’s Office accused Paul Manafort of tampering with witnesses in his investigation. He stands to lose his house arrest and be sent to jail instead.
The Result of Red Flags
New research on gun flag laws show that the practice — which was intended to curb mass shootings — instead actually reduces suicides.
Divorce Lawyer, Paralegals Killed Long After Divorce Case
Two paralegals, a divorce lawyer and the psychiatrist who had also assisted in the JonBenet Ramsey investigation were killed last week; they were all involved in the suspect’s 2010 divorce case.
A report submitted to the Judicial Conference of the United States focused in on misconduct among federal judges. While not common, harassment doesn’t only happen in a few isolated incidents, and judges have a duty to report it, the report said.
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