We’re back, everybody. The long weekend might be delaying your newspaper delivery this week, so please bear with us. As for the news, Brett Kavanaugh is before the Senate Judiciary Committee today and some oil and gas legal battles are moving forward in Colorado.
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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Boulder County Sues COGCC
The Boulder County Commissioners and Lafayette filed a lawsuit last week against the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and drilling operator 8North, alleging the state agency wrongly approved the company’s applications to drill in two areas of eastern Boulder County.
Four More Years
Morgan County has agreed to put a district attorney term-limit expansion on its ballot; that brings the 13th District one step closer to adopting a three-term limit.
The Latest in Colorado’s Death Penalty Discussion
A man accused of killing his wife and two daughters could end up facing the death penalty if a Weld County district attorney so chooses to pursue it.
Denver Strip Clubs Sued
Carmen Electra and Miami Dolphins cheerleader Jaime Longoria are separately suing Denver-area strip clubs, claiming the club owners falsely used their photographs to promote their clubs.
Suthers Seeks a Second Term
Colorado Springs mayor and former Colorado attorney general John Suthers announced his intentions to run for a second term. He’ll seek reelection in the city’s April municipal elections.
IN NATIONAL NEWS:
Kavanaugh Before Judiciary Committee
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is before the Senate Judiciary Committee for confirmation hearings for a U.S. Supreme Court seat. The hearings so far have been marked mostly by protests from Democrats who said the hearings should slow down to allow time to review documents.
And about those documents, the lawyer for former president George W. Bush turned over 42,000 pages of documents from the Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush White House hours before the hearing started.
Trump Still Doesn’t Like Jeff Sessions
President Donald Trump took to Twitter, of all places, to attack attorney general Jeff Sessions for bringing criminal charges against two Republican congressmen who would be easy wins in November’s midterm elections.
Immigration Backlog Building
California’s immigration court backlog is the largest in the country, but others are catching up. Nationwide, the backlog grew to 746,049 cases, and about 80 percent of the cases are from 10 states.
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