Legal Lasso: Another Bomb Cyclone Incoming

by Tony Flesor

We’re not out of the woods yet. Another bomb cyclone is on the way. Here’s what to expect.

IN LOCAL NEWS

Belated Judicial Appointment
Former Colorado solicitor general Dan Domenico was appointed to a federal judge seat. He was nominated for the position 18 months ago.

And Another Judicial Appointment
The Colorado Supreme Court appointed a new chief judge in the 17th District. Judge Emily Anderson will replace retiring Chief Judge Patrick Murphy.

New Office MP at Dorsey & Whitney
Dorsey & Whitney named a new Denver office head. Corporate Partner Robert Hensley is taking the reins in the Denver office.

Thornton Policing the Skies
The Thornton City Council passed new local regulations on drones after swarms of dinosaur (bone) hunters took to the skies.

Polis’ Administration Pledging to Keep Oil and Gas Moving
Gov. Jared Polis’ office is pledging to keep the oil and gas permitting and hearing process moving and to get new rules in place quickly in order to ease industry concerns.

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Jones Day Responds to Gender Bias Suit
Jones Day responded to a gender bias lawsuit with a list of statistics the firm says demonstrate its “inclusive culture.” The firm said the lawsuit paints a distorted picture.

MoFo Fights ‘Mommy Track’ Lawyers
Morrison & Foerster is also fighting back against the “mommy track” lawsuit as well. The firm is seeking sanctions against the attorneys who brought the case.

Another Bar Due Challenge
The Wisconsin Bar Association’s bar dues are being challenged as unconstitutional. According to a lawsuit, the dues require attorneys to participate in the bar association’s advocacy.

Color-Coding Redactions
U.S. Attorney General Will Barr said he plans to color-code and provide notes to explain redactions in the report by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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