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IN LOCAL NEWS
Sol Pais’ Shotgun Purchase Might Have Been Illegal
Sol Pais, the woman whose threat closed Colorado schools yesterday, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. And, even though the gun store owner who sold her a shotgun said it was a legal sale, according to federal law, ATF officials indicate it might have been illegal after all.
Red Flag Law Could Have Applied to Sol Pais
Colorado’s new red flag law could have stopped Sol Pais from purchasing a firearm in Colorado — but the risk protection order would have had to be filed in her home county in Florida.
Denver Sheriff Opposes Speedy Release Bill
Denver’s sheriff stood alone in opposing a bill to speed up release times for criminal defendants who post bail.
Air Force Academy Implements Transgender Service Ban
The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs began implementing President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members in the military. Some cadets accepted before April 12 will be exempt, though.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Bill Barr Discusses Mueller Report
No collusion, according to Attorney General Bill Barr. He gave a press conference this morning where he said there was no illegal involvement from President Donald Trump, or any other American, in Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Kamala Harris Backpedals on Truancy Law
Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris showed remorse for a California truancy law that she helped create that punished parents of habitually truant students. Her position shows the difficulties of a career prosecutor as a Democrat in national politics.
Court Filings Shouldn’t be Used as News Releases
A federal judge overseeing a sexual assault case warned the attorneys against using filings as a way of delivering information to the media that was irrelevant to the issue at hand.
Prosecutors say a 23-year-old man from Tennessee bilked thousands of dollars from people by posing as a high-powered New York attorney and plagiarizing bios from Cravath attorneys.
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