It’s Election Day! Since Colorado has mail-in and early voting, you’ve likely already returned your ballot. But just in case you’re making decisions during your lunch break, here’s one more last-minute voting guide.
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IN LOCAL NEWS:
Lobbying Firms in the Public Eye
You might have heard that some lobbying firms, including Denver’s Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, haven’t dropped their contracts with Saudi Arabia. But should law firms be expected to drop contracts with clients?
Democrats Have a Narrow Lead in
Take this with a grain of salt — this information could have changed by the time you even read this — but Democrats had a slight lead in returning ballots as of yesterday afternoon.
Unaffiliated Voters are Turning Out
One result is in — unaffiliated voters in Colorado are turning out in record numbers for a state midterm. So far, they make up 30 percent of all votes cast.
Amazon is Looking Elsewhere
Sorry to break it to you if you were looking to score a new in-house job at Amazon — it doesn’t look like HQ2 is coming to Denver.
Transparency in Government
Us newsy folks are all for transparency in government; but it looks like Colorado’s next governor will be the least transparent in recent memory, regardless of who wins.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
SCOTUS Ends Fight Over Obama Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. Supreme Court refused a request by the Trump administration to undo a lower court decision that upheld Obama-era net neutrality rules. The court’s decision, however, does not undo the 2017 repeal of the policy.
Law Firms Fighting Voter Suppression
Large law firms — roughly 100 of them — are answering the call to protect voting rights by volunteering on election day.
BigLaw Firm Adopts New Parental Leave Policy
BigLaw firm Fenwick & West announced Friday that all attorney parents will get 16 weeks of parental leave time, regardless of gender or caregiver status.
SCOTUS Won’t Hear Second Amendment Case
The Supreme Court punted on a case challenging the constitutionality of California’s concealed carry laws. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a district court dismissal of the case, said the Second Amendment doesn’t provide a right to concealed carry.
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