How ’bout that football? Tom Brady did what he does yet again and the New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl yet again. And the Los Angeles Rams did what a lot of people thought they were going to do all season and will join them. Hopefully the game is as close as the last time they met in the Super Bowl (as a St. Louisan by upbringing, I’m still sore about that one).
IN LOCAL NEWS
Denver’s Womxn’s March
Did you make it to the Women’s March in downtown Denver yesterday? An estimated 80,000 marchers turned out — some to protest the president and others to show support for women’s rights across the board.
And the marching is going to keep going. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade is happening right now, so you might still have time to run out and join.
An inbound avalanche in Taos, New Mexico, killed a 26-year-old skiier Thursday. Those types of incidents often spur lawsuits but those lawsuits don’t often succeed.
State Lawmakers Opposing President Trump
Attorney General Phil Weiser built his campaign on his opposition to President Donald Trump, but he’s not alone in the state. Legislators and the new Secretary of State are already taking a stand as well.
Cory Gardner Keeping an Eye on 2020
Thus far, Sen. Cory Gardner has stood with President Donald Trump, but with a 2020 election coming up, he’s likely to look to distance himself. And speaking of 2020, he has some new competition for his Senate seat as well.
Staunch Opposition to Supervised Injection Sites
Colorado Senate Minority Leader Patrick Neville is opposed to supervised injection sites — so much so that he floated the idea of calling for recall elections for any of the Democrats who vote in favor of a bill authorizing them.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
DOI Sidestepping FOIA
We wrote in this space last week about a couple possible threats to the First Amendment coming out of the DOJ. Now, the Department of the Interior is saying it is inundated with Freedom of Information requests and is looking to increase its ability to dismiss some of these requests outright.
Rumors of Her Death…
“Fox and Friends” accidentally displayed a graphic saying Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was dead. She’s not.
“Stealth Layoffs” at BigLaw Firm
Eighty-five perecent of a class of senior litigation associates at Cahill Gordon are being told to find new jobs.
Federal Workers Lose Challenge to Shutdown Orders
A D.C. judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have allowed federal employees currently working without pay to resist orders to report to work. The decision is a blow to other workers hoping to sue over their unpaid labor, but the judge said he empathized with their position, at least.
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