Legal Lasso: Trump Responds to Mueller Questions

by Tony Flesor

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TABOR v. Gallagher Issue Before Supreme Court
Gov. John Hickenlooper yesterday asked the Colorado Supreme Court to decide whether two constitutional amendments that affect taxes can coexist and which should be removed if not.

Denver Gets Outside Help on Human Trafficking
The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday that the office is getting a a nearly $1 million federal grant to help combat human trafficking and help victims in the city.

Justice Still Shrouded
Despite state prosecutors saying they would work to unseal dozens of criminal cases that have been hidden from the public in recent years, some judges aren’t granting the requests to unseal documents.

Neguse Talks About Congressional Goals
Rep. Joe Neguse talked about his goals now that he’s been elected to Congress and was pressed on whether he had reservations about receiving campaign contributions from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck in light of information the law firm is continuing its contract with Saudi Arabia.

Hate Crimes are Down in Denver, but Total Incidents Rise
The overall number of “bias-motivated crimes” has stayed mostly flat in Colorado and has dropped in Denver in the past year. The number number of bias-related incidents, however, has risen. 



Trump Submits Responses to Mueller
President Donald Trump submitted his answers from Special Counsel Robert Mueller on questions about collusion with Russia. The Trump administration is saying they expect the investigation to come to a close soon.

Trump Pardons Turkeys
Trump also pardoned two turkeys yesterday, but he did warn them they were likely to receive subpoenas from the Democrats and their pardons might be enjoined by the 9th Circuit.

SCOTUS Asked to Weigh in on Whitaker
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to weigh in on the issue of whether Trump could name Matthew Whitaker acting Attorney General.

Bonus Time
Cravath announced earlier this week that it would be giving out attorney bonuses a week early; Now several BigLaw firms are following suit.

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