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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Gardner Joins Anti-Separation Group of Republicans
Sen. Cory Gardner joined a group of Republican senators who sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking the Trump administration to end its policy of separating immigrant families apprehended at the border.
Colorado Follows California on Emissions
Colorado will adopt California’s vehicle emissions standards, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration’s plans to ease up on emission standards.
In last night’s Republican gubernatorial debate, candidates said they support President Donald Trump but they’re not so sure of his recent immigration policy.
Supreme Court Hands Off Boulder Municipal Utility Case
The Colorado Supreme Court said a dispute over Boulder’s attempt to create a municipal electric utility should be heard in district court. The court disagreed with rulings from the Court of Appeals and a Boulder District Court in a lawsuit brought by Xcel.
The Cost of the Cakeshop Case
The Colorado Department of Law billed nearly $125,000 in defending the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Immigration Proceedings Handled En Masse
Immigration proceedings, which don’t include a right to an attorney as a criminal case would, often move at a blistering pace. In one courtroom, the entire gallery was filled with defendants in a mass proceeding. That form of “rapid-fire justice” is taking place all over.
A Trade War With China
President Donald Trump’s move to impose tariffs on nearly every Chinese import — $450 billion worth — has started a trade war. For now, international markets have taken a big hit.
Reed Smith Standing Firm on Associate Pay
One BigLaw firm is getting attention for not raising salaries to match the new Cravath standard, range from $190,000 to $340,000. Reed Smith has no current plans to raise associate starting salaries at any location.
Jones Day Sued for Gender Discrimination
Jones Day is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit, filed by a former hiring partner, alleging the BigLaw firm’s “black box” compensation system is used to pay women attorneys less than their male counterparts.
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