Legal Lasso: Debate Night

by Tony Flesor

My favorite headline this morning: “People from around the globe will be at this flat earth conference in Denver.” I don’t even have anything else to add.



Debate Night
Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton met again last night for a final debate before the election. And so did 6th Congressional District candidates Jason Crow and Rep. Mike Coffman.

Hickenlooper Ethics Complaint Moves Forward
An ethics complaint against Gov. John Hickenlooper was found to be “non-frivolous,” and the state ethics commission will investigate the claims further. The complaint says Hickenlooper accepted travel, hotel stays and gifts in violation of Amendment 41.

Broomfield Sued Over New Oil Wells
A residents’ group and an environmental organization are suing the City of Broomfield after it approved a plan for 84 oil wells.

El Paso DA Asks for More Money
El Paso County District Attorney Dan May is asking for more money for his 2019 budget. He said his office has been overwhelmed with felony filings and the county might be adding more judges.

A Disruption to Travel Plans
A retired district attorney who worked on the JonBenet Ramsey case is fighting a subpoena in a defamation case filed by JonBenet’s brother.



Addressing Disability Diversity
Disability diversity is often overlooked in other diversity and inclusion metrics. Some law firms, however, are making a concerted effort to address that issue.

Law Students Call for Professor’s Resignation
The University of Illinois Student Bar Association is calling for a law school professor to resign after a records request revealed information about a sexual harassment complaint made against him.

A Gift to a Fellow Justice
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor gave her chambers to retired Justice Anthony Kennedy as she steps away from public life.

D.C. Police Sued for Gun Searches
The ACLU of D.C. is suing an area police officer for aggressive gun-search practices. The officer in question allegedly repeatedly patted down a man in his groin area while searching for a concealed weapon. D.C. gun confiscation policies are known to be aggressive.

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