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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Judge Acts on Denver Debtor’s Prison Suit
A Denver court banned a practice by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration of jailing criminal defendants for failing to pay a $50 bond fee. The court’s move comes only a few days after the ACLU filed a lawsuit over the practice.
Another Mayoral candidate
Lisa Calderón, a community activist who has sued Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in the past, is now running against him for the job of Denver mayor.
Denver Declares Victory
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the city won in its sanctuary city fight with the federal government. The city received $695,000 in federal funding that the government said it would withhold because of the city’s immigration policies.
Gardner’s Student Loan Plan
Sen. Cory Gardner is backing a bill that would allow employers to make tax-free contributions to their employees’ student loan debt. The plan is to allow a similar structure as a 401(k).
Ballots for the November election are being mailed out today.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Trump Defends Comments on Blasey Ford
President Donald Trump defended his mockery of Christine Blasey Ford, saying that had he not made his speech, he doesn’t believe Republicans would have succeeded in getting Kavanaugh confirmed.
The New White House Counsel?
Rumor has it that President Trump has chosen conservative Catholic activist and Washington commercial lawyer Pat Cipollone as his next White House counsel.
Caught on Tape
A Cleveland lawyer has been indefinitely suspended after a client secretly recorded his conversation bragging about ignoring the opposing counsel’s discovery requests and calling her “an arrogant bitch.”
West Virginia Justice Guilty
One former West Virginia justice has been found guilty on 11 counts of fraud.
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