IN LOCAL NEWS
Bernhardt Confirmed as Interior Secretary
Colorado native David Bernhardt was confirmed as Interior Secretary. Colorado’s senators split in their support of his confirmation.
Gardner Seeks Reelection
Sen. Cory Gardner is starting his senate reelection campaign with more than $2 million raised and $3.4 million in cash on hand.
DOC Director Wants to Put Prisoners to Work
Dean Williams, the head of the Department of Corrections, is focusing on reducing recidivism by getting inmates working and getting them a job before they leave.
More on Mayoral Gifts
An even deeper dive into Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s big gifts. They are all legal and within campaign limits, though some say companies’ method of giving gifts to the politician are “an obvious endrun around campaign limits.”
Sales Tax Overhaul
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would bring sales tax changes for online retailers. One component, driven by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from last year, has some businesses worried it could chase them out of business.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Tech a Growing Priority for Inside Counsel
A recent report suggests that technology use is important for inside counsel, and they’re willing to change outside counsel in order to see better tech.
Avenatti Indicted Again
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is being indicted for allegedly stealing a paraplegic client’s settlement money. He is indicted on 36 counts of embezzlement and fraud.
New Hampshire Votes to Repeal Death Penalty
The New Hampshire Senate voted to abolish the death penalty, which would make it the 21st state in the country to do so unless the governor vetoes the bill.
Progressive Groups Ask for Kavanaugh Investigation
Several progressive groups are asking the House of Representatives to investigate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process. The groups are asking for inquiries into the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh dating back to his high school years that were raised during the confirmation proceedings.
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