Legal Lasso: Frank Azar Gets Involved in Judicial Retention

by Tony Flesor

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

An Unusual Campaign in Colorado
Colorado does not have judicial elections, and most retention votes go quietly. This year, however, Frank Azar is making some noise over the retention of 17th District Judge Edward Moss. Azar has donated $224,000 to a PAC opposing him.

Dems Target Latino Vote With Immigration Talks
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez joined gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis in urging Latinos to vote and discussed immigration policy

Newspapers Split on AG Candidates
George Brauchler loves to talk about the long list of newspapers endorsing him for attorney general, but if you ask the opinion writers, the gap is more narrow.

New Judges in Colorado
Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed three new judges across the state yesterday, filling seats on the 2nd and 5th district benches.

The Science Behind 112
Voters will soon decide on the most complex ballot initiative ever put before them, and the science behind Colorado’s Proposition 112 only makes it more complicated. But then again, why would anyone expect the science to be easy?

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Trump SCOTUS Appointees Could Block Immigration Order
President Donald Trump confirmed his plans to create an executive order to end birthright citizenship, but his recent Supreme Court appointees could be a major roadblock to that happening.

Mueller Fights Back Against Allegations
News broke yesterday that women were paid to make sexual misconduct allegations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Now, Mueller’s office wants the FBI to get involved.

Valpo Law School is Closing
Valparaiso Law School in Indiana is closing its doors and is creating a teach-out plan for its 100 students.

Wisconsin Public Defender Called Out
I’m not sure I’ve ever published the phrase “bench slap” in our morning newsletter or the pages of Law Week, but it’s the only thing that fits here: A Wisconsin judge ordered a short detention for an assistant public defender, saying he was in contempt for ‘acting like I’m some kind of idiot.’

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