Legal Lasso: Gymnast-Turned Lawyer Sues USA Gymnastics

by Tony Flesor

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Holland & Hart Associate Files Suit Against USA Gymnastics
Olympic Bronze medalist and current Holland & Hart associate Tasha Schwikert-Warren, along with her sister, former U.S. gymnast Jordan Cobbs, filed a pair of lawsuits against USA Gymnastics and officials of the organization for fraud and racketeering earlier this week

On Those Judicial Retentions
Wondering why you can’t see the party affiliation of the judges on your ballot? Or just wondering how much digging you’d have to do in order to find out?

Another Hat in the Ring
Jamie Giellis, a staffer at the RiNo Art District, is the latest contender to enter the Denver mayoral race. She brings the slate to eight.

Pot Lawsuit Could Discourage Others
A federal jury verdict might discourage homeowners from pursuing future legal challenges against cannabis companies with claims that their proximity to pot operations hurts their property values.

Coffman Denounces Immigration Ad
Rep. Mike Coffman is the lone Colorado Republican to denounce a political ad posted by President Donald Trump that connects an undocumented man convicted of killing two cops to the thousands of Central American migrants seeking asylum on their way to the U.S. border.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Term Limits for SCOTUS Justices
A new poll suggests the majority of Americans support setting a limit for the length of time a U.S. Supreme Court Justice may sit on the bench.

Google Faces Backlash 
Google employees all over the world are protesting and threatening walkouts over the company’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints.

A Tidy Ending for Cooley Law School Suit
Cooley Law School dropped a lawsuit against the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar after the ABA found the school to be in compliance with admissions standards.

Dusting Off the Electric Chair
Tennessee’s electric chair was put back to use after a death row inmate convicted of double-murder opted for that form of execution over lethal injection. He was the second inmate in the state to be executed by electrocution since 1960.

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