Legal Lasso: Jared Polis Turns Down Club 20 Invitation

by Tony Flesor

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Jared Polis Snubs Western Slope Voters
Jared Polis drew ire yesterday when he turned down an invitation to attend the Club 20 debate in Grand Junction and offered to send Donna Lynne in his place. The debate is typically considered a kickoff for the governor’s race.

Aurora Police Shooting
More information is available today on the Aurora police shooting of a resident inside his home. The resident had shot a naked intruder who broke into the home and attacked his grandson, an 11-year-old boy, who was sleeping on the couch.

Attorney General Candidates Meet Again
Attorney general candidates George Brauchler and Phil Weiser sparred in Highlands Ranch on topics such as oil and gas development, sanctuary city policies and legalized marijuana.

Weiser’s Reddit AMA
Not long before his debate with Brauchler, Weiser took to Reddit where he answered questions from a different crowd. He faced a broad range of questions like whether he’d rather fight one horse-sized Corey Gardner or 100 Corey Gardner-sized horses.

Failed Red Rocks Concert Breeds Lawsuit
Adding insult to injury: A father-and-son entertainment agency is being sued by a former family friend over a failed New Year’s Eve concert at Red Rocks. The friend/investor said they were involved in a “conspiracy to defraud and steal their way to over $360,000” of his money.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Judge Blocks 3D Gun Release
A federal judge blocked the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns after several states sued the federal government claiming that the guns were a security risk because they are untraceable and could potentially bypass metal detectors.

From Day One of the Manafort Trial
The Paul Manafort trial began yesterday, and it’s already moving along at a blistering pace. The trial made it through jury selection and opening arguments and even some witness testimony yesterday.

Trump Tells Sessions to Shut Down Mueller Probe
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say Robert Mueller is “totally conflicted” and that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should shut down his investigation right now.

Female Partners Questioning Their Place at Ogletree
Several female partners have left Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart as others question why they’re still there as the firm faces a $300 million gender bias lawsuit. The firm said it’s taking steps to address diversity and inclusion issues.

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