Get ready for the bomb cyclone — government offices, courts and a lot of school districts are closed. That means most law offices most likely are, too, as our reporter Ashley Hopko found out recently. But it’s the 21st century, and none of us really get snow days anymore anyway, so here’s the news of the rest of the day’s happenings.
IN LOCAL NEWS
Temporary Win in Lawmaker Lawsuit
A judge issued a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit between state lawmakers over Democrats’ use of computers to read aloud the state’s death penalty repeal bill after Republicans demanded the bill be read in its entirety.
State-Federal Lawsuit Filed
Attorney General Phil Weiser is making good on his promise to go to battle with the Trump administration. The AG’s office announced a state lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to withhold federal grant money over the state’s immigration enforcement.
Grocery Workers Considering Strike
Union workers for King Soopers and City Market grocery chains will hold a vote tomorrow and Friday to decide whether 12,000 workers will go on strike.
Growing Marijuana Industry
Colorado’s marijuana business has become a $6 billion industry, and it’s starting to have the corresponding clout at the statehouse.
Denver Trial Attorney Dies
Boulder resident and Denver trial attorney Richard Vermeire died March 5 at age 74.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
BigLaw Attorney Caught in College Bribery Scam
A BigLaw chairman is among those high-profile defendants who were swept up in a large-scale college bribery scam. According to the complaint, he paid to have his daughter’s practice ACT score raised from the low 20s to a 32.
Paul Manafort is in his second sentencing today. The big question today is whether his new sentence can be served concurrently with the four years in prison he also received recently.
Federal Judiciary’s Sexual Harassment Rules
The federal judiciary adopted new ethics rules barring sexual harassment and creating a reporting obligation for judges and their employees.
ABA Pushes Courthouses to Accommodate Moms
An ABA resolution to encourage courthouses to have lactation rooms for mothers (specifically lawyer-moms) is gaining traction.
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