COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF
IN LOCAL NEWS:
No Setbacks for Setback Initiative
Colorado’s oil and gas setback ballot initiative will go to voters in November, the Secretary of State said.
No Charges for Aurora Police Officer
The Aurora police officer who shot and killed a man defending his home in June was cleared of wrongdoing in another June shooting he was involved in. The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office found that his actions were justifiable when he fired shot a suspect holding a gun 11 times.
CSU Wins in Professor Lawsuit
A jury ruled Colorado State University did not break the law in firing a former professor who sued the university for retaliation after she complained of sexual harassment.
Anti-Jail Activist Given Time, not Doing Time
An anti-jail activist who was sent to jail for obstructing a police officer was released after only a few hours in order to give her time to file a cert petition to the state Supreme Court.
When the City Gives you Lemons…
Following an incident that made national news where a child’s lemonade stand was shut down for operating without a license or permit, the City of Denver is loosening its regulations on kids’ beverage stands.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
It’s Really Just a Suggestion
The Senate Judiciary Committee gave its stamp of approval for a federal judgeship candidate who received a “not qualified” rating from the ABA.
Americans “Meh” on Kavanaugh
A report from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 46 percent of Americans are indifferent about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for a U.S. Supreme Court seat.
CBS Faces Shareholder Lawsuit
A CBS shareholder filed a lawsuit against the television network claiming it didn’t follow the zero-tolerance policy outlined in a securities filing when it investigated claims against executive Les Moonves.
California Companies to Have Mandated Diversity
A bill requiring California companies to diversify their boards with a minimum number of women made it through the state Assembly.
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