Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his initial accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will be appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today to testify about sexual assault allegations. While there are plenty of news articles about this below, there is also a debate about term limits for the Supreme Court.
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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Secretary of State Responds to Alleged DA Voter Suppression
The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office issued an order declaring that four people living in a small Gunnison County town are legal residents and properly registered to vote. The declaration was made in response to alleged voter suppression efforts from the country district attorney’s office.
The Colorado Impact of a Refugee Cap
The Trump administration announced earlier this week that it’s cutting the national refugee cap. The lower cap will have a direct impact on three nonprofits focused on locating refugees in Colorado.
Gardner’s Office Pulled into Kavanaugh Scandal
Sen. Cory Gardner received an anonymous letter with more sexual misconduct accusations made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh — this one dating to 1998.
The Local Angle
Still getting caught up on the allegations? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about the Boulder-based accuser, Deborah Ramirez.
Denver’s Ballot Will be Hefty
Denver’s 2018 ballot is the longest ever and will cost more than double to produce than the norm. The ballot’s length is due to the state and local referendums before voters.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Senate Reviews Additional Kavanaugh Accusations
The Senate Judiciary Committee reviewed the third public accusation made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His initial accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is still scheduled to testify before the committee today.
Preparing for the Next SCOTUS Term
Kavanaugh news aside, the Supreme Court is preparing for its next term, which will begin Oct. 1. The court will hear cases dealing with the death penalty, oversight of administrative agencies and questions of whether to overturn existing precedent.
The GDPR Crossing the Pond
Increasingly stringent privacy laws in the U.S. are begging the question of whether there will be an American GDPR.
Major Malpractice Case Settles
Not quite on the eve of trial, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft settled a malpractice case brought by an investment entity run by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. The settlement was confidential, but the investment entity had been seeking $22 million in damages.
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