Legal Lasso: EPA Stormwater Lawsuit Begins

by Tony Flesor

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

EPA Stormwater Trial Underway
The trial in a lawsuit pitting Colorado Springs against the state and federal government over water quality violations and stormwater program shortfalls got underway yesterday in U.S. District Court in Denver.

CU Student Suing the School
A University of Colorado Boulder student, who a jury had cleared of sexual assault allegations, is now suing the school administrators for violating Title IX and his right to due process.

Brauchler Under Fire From Gun Rights Group
Attorney general candidate George Brauchler is taking flak from a gun rights group that doesn’t like his support for a Colorado red flag law, which allow authorities to seize guns from people deemed mentally ill or unsafe.

Denver Addressing Affordable Housing Issues
Denver said it has fixed issues with properties responsible for 100 violations of affordable housing regulations. With a little more than 200 properties to go, the city is hopeful it can bring them into compliance.

A Race for Untouched Land
As residents and drillers clash over land use, several oil and gas operators are seeking to drill in the Northeast metro area, near DIA, before housing gets there first.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

No Mentions of Russia in Second Manafort Trial
A federal judge granted a request from Paul Manafort that mentions of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign be left out of his second trial.

Issues With Inclusion in the Law
A new report from the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law details “rampant” gender and racial bias in the legal profession.

Prosecutor Won’t Work With Certain Cops
The St. Louis circuit attorney said she won’t accept criminal cases from 28 police officers due to credibility issues. The police union that includes those officers has since sought a restraining order to keep their names private.

Kavanaugh Hearing
It’s day three of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court appointment hearings. Yesterday, he answered questions about guns, abortion and presidential powers.

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