Legal Lasso: Jeff Sessions is Out as AG

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Campaign Season Continues
I hope your campaign season recovery goes swiftly, because it isn’t over yet. Denver will hold its municipal election in May, and voters will decide on a new mayor and several ballot initiatives.

Supervised Injection Plan Advances
And also in city government, Denver’s City Council seems poised to make the city the first in the state to have a supervised injection site.

DeGette Looks for Leadership Role
As the House of Representatives looks for new leadership, Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette is pursuing the majority whip position.

Neguse Wins 2nd Congressional District
The post-election focus so far has largely been on Jared Polis’ gubernatorial win and Jason Crow’s hard-earned congressional seat, but Joe Neguse saw a historic win as well, becoming Colorado’s first African-American congressman.

Christopher Watts Pleads Guilty
We didn’t get to it yesterday through all the election results, but Christopher Watts pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two daughters. He pleaded guilty to nine charges in exchange for avoiding execution.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Get Well Soon, RBG
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after breaking three ribs in a fall. She has indicated she won’t be missing work, though, and it won’t be the first time she’s worked through medical problems.

Sessions Resigns as AG
You’ve probably heard — Jeff Sessions is out as attorney general. What does that mean for Robert Mueller’s investigation?

Getting to Know the Temporary Replacement
And as for Sessions’ replacement, acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker is expected to bridge the divide between the White House and DOJ.

Associate Signing Bonuses Slipping
A recruiter analysis shows associate signing bonuses are on the decline, but that might not be the whole story.

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