IN LOCAL NEWS
Republicans See Initial Win in Case Over Bill Reading
A judge granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by Republican senators over Democrats’ decision to use a computer to read a massive bill on the floor last week.
Weiser Steps in on “Second Amendment Sanctuaries”
As more and more counties are saying they won’t enforce the red flag bill as it’s written, Attorney General Phil Weiser says any sheriff who can’t enforce the law should resign.
Polis Recall Efforts
Two different groups are attempting to recall Gov. Jared Polis, but they’ll need to collect more than 631,000 signatures in a 60-day period in order to get the question on the ballot. The groups are unhappy with Polis’ positions regarding the national popular vote, oil and gas regulations and the red flag bill.
COGCC Acting Director Gets Full-Time Gig
Durango-based attorney Jeff Robbins has been named director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after serving as the agency’s acting director.
DAs Disagree on Death Penalty
The state’s 22 district attorneys are divided on the death penalty repeal bill before the Colorado legislature. The primary argument is whether the death penalty is a useful bargaining chip for pushing defendants toward plea deals that could avoid long, expensive murder trials.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Judge Says Drilling Didn’t Account for Climate Change
A federal judge ruled that the Department of the Interior violated federal law by failing to take into account climate change impacts in oil and gas development. The ruling freezes drilling on 300,000 acres of land in Wyoming.
Disney Moving Forward With Fox Deal
Disney is moving forward with its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, forming an entertainment giant. The move is huge from a media perspective as well as for the antitrust work involved in getting regulators behind the acquisition.
Trump Not Interested in Expanding SCOTUS
This is getting into obvious news territory, but President Donald Trump said he won’t entertain the idea of expanding the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Morgan Lewis Focuses on Employee Health
Morgan Lewis appointed a director of employee well-being to lead its program focused on educational programming, physical activity and community service.
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