Legal Lasso: Denver DA Says Police Justified in Shooting

by Tony Flesor

COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF

IN LOCAL NEWS:

Denver Police Justified in Shooting
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said yesterday that police were justified in their shooting of a man they thought was an escaped fugitive. The police department is still investigating the incident.

Kavanaugh’s Complaints
The 10th Circuit is unlikely to do anything with the ethical complaints filed against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but there is the chance the court could start “an ethical revolution.”

Education on the Ballot
Voters are being asked this November to vote on initiatives that can drastically change education funding in Colorado.

Judge Resolves Attorney Dispute Over Online Review
The defendant won in a dispute between attorneys over an online review made with a fake name. 

Mistrial Declared in Excessive Force Case
A Colorado judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a deputy accused of kicking a suspect off a roof northeast of Denver.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Supreme Court to Hear Social Media Case
The Supreme Court will hear a case that, if decidedly broadly, could determine the rights of Facebook and other social media companies to regulate speech on their platforms.
Roberts Defends SCOTUS’ Independence
In the wake of the bruising Kavanaugh confirmation, Chief Justice Roberts told an audience that the Supreme Court should remain insulated from politics.
Courts Toss Out Over 9,000 Immigration Cases
Immigration attorneys have gotten thousands of deportation cases tossed this summer by challenging the paperwork the government served their clients.
Trump Names New White House Counsel
Trump confirmed his next White House counsel will be D.C.-based litigator and Kirkland & Ellis alum Pat Cipollone.

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