Legal Lasso: Mayors Look to do Something About Marijuana

by Tony Flesor

A study last year showed the U.S. Supreme Court has a problem with interrupting its female justices. Does the state Supreme Court share that habit? We explore that in the latest episode of Law Week Colorado’s Hearsay podcast.



BigLaw’s Big Impact
Denver is one of the legal markets that has been flooded by BigLaw firms — the number of firms has doubled since 2001 — and that means many firms should change how they think about their services if they haven’t yet.

Mayors Call for Change to Marijuana
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock thinks it’s time for change of federal marijuana laws. He joined a group of mayors from several cities in calling for policy changes to make it easier for cities to regulate legal marijuana.

Robert Dear to Continue to be Forcibly Medicated
The Colorado Supreme Court has decided to uphold a previous decision made to force accused Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Dear to take medication while receiving treatment in Pueblo.

Supreme Court Won’t Unseal Records for Sir Mario Owens
The Colorado Supreme Court yesterday denied a petition from The Colorado Independent to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in the capital case against Sir Mario Owens, a death row inmate who was convicted of murdering a state lawmaker’s son.

Police cracked down on a Denver family for operating an unlicensed lemonade stand. And now Big Lemonade (aka Country Time Lemonade) is setting up a legal team to help others who might run into legal trouble with their street side stands.



Sessions Narrows Asylum Requirements
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said domestic abuse and gang violence are not grounds for asylum in the U.S..

Trump’s Emoluments Case
A federal judge overseeing President Donald Trump’s emoluments clause case criticized the Justice Department’s argument that the president’s financial interest in his company’s hotel in downtown Washington is constitutional.

BigLaw Salary Wars
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy set a new standard for new associate salaries last week, but Cravath’s new salary structure actually sets a new high bar for mid- and upper-level associates. Salaries there range from $190,000 to $340,000.

The Christie Law Firm
Christie started his own law firm — The Christie Law Firm, LLC — in April. He and Rudy Giuliani seem to disagree about his clients and whether he’ll help with the Trump investigation.

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