IN LOCAL NEWS
The History of Court Packing
President Donald Trump has had two opportunities to appoint Supreme Court justices and might have a third. Law Week’s latest podcast explores Trump’s role in reshaping the courts and the history of using the courts as a political tool.
DPS, Teachers Union Back to Negotiations
After striking yesterday, teachers are back at the bargaining table with the district today. Teachers will still be striking while negotiations resume, though.
DPS Sued Over Special Education
And a lawsuit against DPS claims the strike is harming students with disabilities and that the district needs to provide special education services while the strike is on. The school district responded by saying the lawsuit was based on speculation that those services weren’t already being provided.
Hick’s Ethics Complaint Continues on
The Colorado Ethics Commission is moving forward with the investigation of an ethics complaint accusing former Gov. John Hickenlooper of accepting perks like free trips on private jets and lodging.
Neguse Hits the Ground Running
Rep. Joe Neguse discussed hitting the group running as a new congressman and his hopes to bring some Colorado camaraderie to Washington, D.C.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Congress Finds Border Wall Agreement
Negotiators in Congress have reached a tentative deal that would avoid another partial government shutdown. The agreement includes $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexican border.
9th Circuit Finds Trump Has Authority to Order Wall Construction
A panel of judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that the Trump administration had statutory authority to expedite construction of a border wall and repair existing barriers between California and Mexico.
Appellate Nominee Apologizes for Sexual Assault Comments
A federal appeals court nominee apologized for op-eds she wrote in the 1990s that placed blame for sexual assault on victims. She said she now has a different perspective. She is nominated to fill the seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated by Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
About GDPR Compliance…
EU regulators have found more than 59,000 reports of personal data breaches since the General Data Protection Regulation took effect, and many countries have a backlog of complaints, signaling that more breach reports are likely to be coming.
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