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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Sheriffs’ Legal Showdown
Legal battles between the ACLU and two Colorado sheriffs will likely end up in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in order to rectify two contradictory rulings regarding whether the sheriffs can hold people in their jails solely at the request of federal immigration officials.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Civic Center Park over the weekend to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Former Hancock Aide Sues City
A former aide to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is suing the city for defamation, breach of contract and fraud, saying the city violated a non-disparagement clause by discussing a sexual harassment claim against him and his firing in 2012.
Grand Junction has Competition
Grand Junction might have some competition in its efforts to court the BLM. Utah leaders are promoting the city of Ogden as a potential site for the federal agency headquarters.
Jury Rules in Police Shooting Case
A federal jury decided a police officer was justified in shooting a man who wound up a tetraplegic as a result of the incident.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
John McCain Dies at 81
Sen. John McCain died at 81 on Saturday; Following the news of his death, several legal leaders shared their memories of the political figure.
ALJ Kills Himself After Police Standoff
An administrative law judge who reviewed Social Security disability cases shot and killed himself at the end of a 10-hour police standoff in South Florida.
Judge Resigns for Racist Comment
A Florida judge resigned after making a “career-ender” racial slur toward a black defense attorney.
Federal Unions Win With Judge’s Ruling
A federal judge struck down key provisions of a set of executive orders that made it easier to fire federal employees. The executive orders were intended to rein in federal unions.
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