Legal Lasso: Local Lawmakers Pulled into Kavanaugh Controversy

by Tony Flesor

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

State Lawmakers Make Light of Kavanaugh Allegations
Colorado lawmakers joked on social media about accusations of Brett Kavanaugh’s past misdeeds, but one said he was unaware of Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations at the time.

Catholic Conduct
A lawyer representing the Catholic church weighed in on past cases involving priests’ sexual abuse in Denver’s archdiocese.

An International Business Pipeline
A Denver lawyer who lateraled to Snell & Wilmer this week is working on building a Vietnam-to-Colorado pipeline.

‘Professor or Prosecutor’
The Republican Attorneys General Association spent half a million dollars on a new ad on behalf of candidate George Brauchler that questions Phil Weiser’s experience.

Crow’s Lawyering Called Out
Likewise, Holland & Hart partner and congressional candidate Jason Crow is being criticized for his legal experience in his political race. His rival, Rep. Mike Coffman, said Crow’s legal work was “specializing in corruption.”

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
There’s a political impasse over next steps for Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment, but his supporters are becoming more entrenched as Democrats push for an FBI investigation and testimony before the Senate.

Anita Hill Weighs in
Meanwhile, Anita Hill wrote in the New York Times that the FBI should investigate and the Senate should do better than it did in 1991.

A History of Discrimination at Harvard?
A lawsuit that claims Harvard discriminated against Asian-American students is now turning to focus on how the Ivy League school discriminated against Jewish applicants in the early 20th century.

Manafort Plea a Major Problem for Skadden
Information gained from the Manafort plea deal suggests Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom had a bigger part than previously known in helping a Ukrainian leader suppress his main political opponent.

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