Legal Lasso: Oil and Gas Bill Goes to Governor’s Desk

by Tony Flesor

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IN LOCAL NEWS

Civil Rights Advocate Dies
Denver civil rights and criminal justice reform advocate Rev. Tammy Garrett-Williams died Tuesday. She was 50.

Oil and Gas Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk
Colorado’s major oil and gas bill passed the state Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk. Even after it is signed, the bill will have a fight ahead.

Immigrants Denied Citizenship for Working in Marijuana Industry
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is asking the Trump administration to reconsider immigration policies that he said have legal immigrants being denied citizenship for working in the marijuana industry.

Sanctuary Leader Facing Deportation
A man who has been fighting for sanctuary, and leading the sanctuary movement in Colorado, is facing deportation.

Sen. Bennet Will Have Surgery for Prostate Cancer
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet says he has prostate cancer, but he said his prognosis is good. He is planning to have surgery followed by a brief recovery.

 

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Judiciary Committee Votes to Issue Mueller Report Subpoena
The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to authorize Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler to issue a subpoena for the full Mueller report.

Bernhardt May Have Continued Lobbying Work
An invoice from 2017 suggests David Bernhardt, President Trump’s pick to head the Department of the Interior, continued to do lobbying work after he said he had stopped.

Jones Day Sued for Gender Discrimination
Six women who used to work for Jones Day are suing the law firm for gender discrimination over its “black box” compensation model and culture that they say deprives women of equal pay and opportunities for advancement.

Mansfield Rule Goes In-House
The Diversity Lab announced today that the Mansfield Rule, which seeks to boost the numbers of candidates considered for high-level positions, isn’t just for law firms. The incubator rolled out a similar plan for in-house legal departments.

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