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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Troyer Leaves U.S. Attorney’s Office
U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer took his leave and cleared his desk for incoming U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn. Troyer said his biggest accomplishment was helping law enforcement agencies use data in their policing.
Bill Bowlen Seeks to Oust Board of Trustees
Bill Bowlen, the younger brother of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, asked a Colorado court to remove control of the team from a three-person board of trustees, claiming they have conflicts of interest.
On Judicial Retentions…
Need a primer on how judicial retention elections work and just what those questions on your ballot mean? And even if you don’t, this is a helpful reminder that all us regular folks outside the legal profession often don’t understand most of the judicial branch.
Criminal Cases Are More Fun
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals visited Grand Junction yesterday, and the salacious criminal cases won the attention of criminal justice students.
Jury Decides Whistleblower Case
An Arapahoe County jury awarded $37,000 to one of four employees who sued an Aurora mortgage company over whistleblower retaliation.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Trump Considering Travel Ban-like Measures
President Donald Trump is said to be considering a plan to block the immigrant caravan headed toward the Southern border and deny asylum to its members. According to the Washington Post, an executive order under consideration would suspend a provision in immigration law that allows immigrants to apply for asylum.
Kagan Talks Politicization of the Court
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan talked about her concerns about beliefs that the court has become too politicized at an appearance at Georgetown Law.
Limiting Supreme Court Terms
She also said life terms make the court more independent, but didn’t shoot down the idea of 18-year terms for justices.
Trump Foundation Case Looks Like it Might Last
The New York Attorney General’s claims that the Trump Foundation is little more than a shell corporation seems likely to move forward, following arguments over the case’s possible dismissal.
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