Legal Lasso: Hickenlooper is Officially Running for President

by Tony Flesor

And it’s back to work after our cold, snowy weekend. I still got out, despite the snow, but not out to the mountains. And judging by reports of an avalanche (or two?) on I-70 yesterday, that was probably a good decision on my part.

IN LOCAL NEWS

Hickenlooper 2020
Haven’t you already heard? Former governor John Hickenlooper is running for president.

Courtroom Drama
Law Week’s new podcast is available today! Law Week reporter Doug Chartier talked with a Sherman & Howard member about how his theater background applies to the law (and it’s not just about trial presentation).

New Oil and Gas Bill in the Legislature
Democrats have introduced their bill to overhaul state oil and gas regulations. One major component of the bill is moving authority to local governments.

Denver’s New Homeless Sweeps Policy
We reported on the settlement in the City of Denver’s homeless sweeps case last week. But here’s what the city’s new stance might mean to someone who’s actually experiencing homelessness.

Brauchler’s Death Penalty Opinion
George Brauchler is nervous that the state’s Democratic-led legislature is going to repeal the death penalty. He says voters should have the say (and that so far, when asked, voters have said to keep it).

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Mueller Report Expected Soon
This shouldn’t be a shock, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is expected to be politically explosive after it comes out.

Emergency Declaration Showdown
Sen. Rand Paul is expected to be the deciding vote on President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration that would force the president to issue his first veto.

Judiciary Committee Launches Trump Probe 
The House Judiciary Committee launched a broad investigation into President Donald Trump’s inner circle Monday, targeting figures who have worked in his administration and for the Trump Organization businesses.

The Cutting Edge
A new survey shows the majority of legal practitioners will be investing in legal tech in 2019. The report also found that 67 percent think they will increase the use of tech in their practices in 2019.

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