With buzz that Justice Clarence Thomas could retire before the end of the year, court packing is a bigger topic than ever. Law Week’s latest podcast episode deals with President Trump’s influence on the courts and the history of court packing as a political tool.
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IN LOCAL NEWS
State Investigating Church Abuse Allegations
Yesterday, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that he was joining a group of state attorneys general in suing President Donald Trump over his emergency border wall announcement. Today, he’s announcing an independent review of past sexual abuse allegations in the Catholic Church in the state as well as the creation of a compensation fund for victims.
SCOTUS Denies Independent’s Request
The United States Supreme Court has denied a cert request filed by the Colorado Independent asking for review of a Colorado Supreme Court decision to allow records in a death penalty case to remain under seal.
Denver Cheese Company Sued for Discrimination
A Denver cheesemaker is facing its third lawsuit in five years. The new lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges discrimination against Hispanic employees including retaliation over a workers’ compensation claim.
Polis’ Prison Plan
Gov. Jared Polis wants to address the state’s prison population problem by reopening a shuttered prison. He is also pushing legislators to take on the project as well.
DIA Construction Slowed
Construction at DIA could be delayed as much as 10 months after tests showed concrete being used in the project was weaker than expected.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Bernie is Back
Bernie Sanders is running again in 2020. He’s bringing back many of his campaign issues from 2016, such as universal health care, a $15 minimum wage and addressing student loan debt.
Stone Apologizes for Instagram Post
Political consultant Roger Stone apologized to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson after posting an Instagram photo of her with what looked like crosshairs in the background near her head.
Michael Avenatti Puts Former Firm in Receivership
And Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti will put his former law firm in receivership after a former partner alleged that he had hidden millions of dollars from the bankruptcy court.
RBG Back in Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in court today for the first Supreme Court oral arguments after her cancer surgery.
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