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IN LOCAL NEWS:
AG Will Investigate Hickenlooper’s Ethics Complaint
The Colorado attorney general will investigate an ethics complaint that claims Gov. John Hickenlooper accepted a private flight to a Nevada Tesla facility before making an executive order to change the state’s vehicle emissions standards.
Expert Says Weld County DA Made the Right Move
Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke opted not to pursue the death penalty for Christopher Watts, who killed his pregnant wife and two daughters. And according to a sociology professor who studies the death penalty, the DA made the right move.
Adams County DA Seeking to Close a Loophole
Adams County District Attorney Dave Young urged the legislature to close a loophole in a law that led the Colorado Court of Appeals to clear a man of a child sexual assault conviction.
Red Flag Bill Incoming
Governor-elect Jared Polis said he plans to back a red flag bill, which would put a temporary block on access to guns for people having a mental health crisis.
Denver Homeless Sweeps
Denver police have done two recent homeless sweeps, one of which was considered to be one of the largest conducted. Some people affected by the sweeps said their possessions were taken without their consent.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
How a ‘Court Records Nerd’ Became a Detective
He is yet to be proven right, but a “court records nerd” explained how he stumbled across the hint that the U.S. government is about to go after Julian Assange.
40 Percent Pass California Bar Exam
The notoriously difficult California Bar Exam proved to be more difficult than ever. The 2018 bar exam pass rate hit its lowest in 67 years, with just 40.7 percent of test-takers passing.
Weil Gotshal Reaching Out to Millennials
Weil Gotshal & Manges is showing that it’s willing to cater to young lawyers — first by shortening its partner track and now by allowing associates to work from home one day a week.
The Case for Good Managing Partners
This essay makes the claim that law firms and their lawyers should be putting more value on the managing partner role in order to find leaders who are interested in leading.
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