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IN LOCAL NEWS
Walsh is Running
John Walsh officially joined the U.S. Senate race for Sen. Cory Gardner’s seat. He’s promoting his DOJ experience as a differentiator from his opponents. He left WilmerHale last month in preparation for launching his campaign.
Victims’ Rights Expert Retires
Victims’ rights expert Steve Siegel retired last month after 36 years in the Denver District Attorney’s Office’s Special Programs Unit. He made a name for himself in the aftermath of the Columbine high school shooting and as an expert in other tragedies.
Bernhardt Under Ethics Investigation
Only a few days after his confirmation, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is under investigation by the department’s internal investigators for allegations of conflicts of interest.
Colorado Considering Public Collective Bargaining
The Colorado House is considering a bill that would give state employees collective bargaining rights.
DeGette Holds Fundraising Lead in Congressional Race
Congressional incumbent Rep. Diana DeGette has an early fundraising lead over her challenger, Crisanta Duran.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the scandalous trademark case. The arguments, like this blurb, avoided use of the word in question. The justices also acknowledged the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s inconsistency in deciding whether to grant other scandalous trademarks.
Ex-Skadden Partner Set for August Trial
Greg Craig, the former Obama White House counsel charged with misleading the DOJ about his work for Ukraine as a partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has a trial date set for August.
Law Firms Investing in AI
The American Association of Law Libraries published a report that shows law firms are leaning more toward improving their technological skills and that more than a quarter of law firms have at least one artificial intelligence initiative.
Lori Loughlin Pleads Not Guilty
Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty in the college admissions cheating case.
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