Legal Lasso: Electoral College Bill Passes in Senate

by Tony Flesor

IN LOCAL NEWS

Electoral College Revision Passes in Senate
A bill to put Colorado’s electoral college votes behind the winner of the national popular vote moved through committee yesterday.

Clock is Ticking for Colorado River Plan
Arizona is still holding out on an agreement to a new multi-state plan for sharing the Colorado River water. An agreement is expected to come Thursday, the deadline.

Hospitals Taking a New Approach to Opioid Prescription
Hospitals are looking to address the opioid crisis in Colorado by making opioid prescriptions a last resort after trying other therapies and making addiction treatment a key focus for prescribers.

Teachers Union Responds to Motion Asking for State Intervention
The Denver Classroom Teachers Association filed a response to a motion that asked the state to intervene in salary negotiations. The response states that a solution must come from the two parties.

Lawmakers Hearing ‘Ban the Box’ Bill
The “Ban the Box” bill, which would prohibit employers from asking about a potential employee’s criminal background, is back in the Capitol today.

IN NATIONAL NEWS

How Courts Felt the Effect of the Federal Shutdown
The federal government is back up and running for a least the next couple of weeks, but the instability has perhaps affected courts’ ability to retain workers and the effect of the shutdown on immigration courts will have a lasting impact.

Huawei Charged With Trade Secret Theft
Federal prosecutors announced criminal charges against China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. for allegedly stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile.

Stone Pleads Not Guilty
Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone entered a not guilty plea on seven criminal charges of false statements, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

Developments in BigLaw Discrimination Suits
Two BigLaw firms — Morrison & Foerster and Ogletree Deakins — are facing more trouble through gender discrimination lawsuits.

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