Legal Lasso: Student Sues School District

by Tony Flesor

The latest episode of Law Week’s Hearsay podcast is available now. Reporter Julia Cardi talked with people on both sides of the police reform debate to talk about alternatives to litigation after police-involved shootings and how attorneys pursue policy changes instead.


Student Sues School Over Sexual Assault Response
A high school student is suing the school district and some of its administrators with equal protection claims. The student says the school didn’t provide appropriate support after she went to administrators with a rape allegation against another student.

State House Passes Red Flag Bill 
Colorado’s “red flag” bill earned approval in the House and is awaiting Gov. Jared Polis’ signature. The debate surrounding the bill is far from over, though.

Denver Police Settle Excessive Force Claims
The Denver City Council agreed to settle two excessive force claims from 2014 for $60,000.

Mayoral Debate
The Denver mayoral candidates squared off yesterday in a debate; Mayor Michael Hancock’s three challengers all agree on major issues facing the city and say that Hancock isn’t the right man to fix them.

Lemonade Stand Bill Signed
Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law that will allow kids to run lemonade stands without a license. So that was one issue lawmakers agreed on.


Supreme Court Splits on Execution Decision
The Supreme Court ruled against a man on death row in Missouri who asked for a less painful method of execution. The four dissenting liberal justices said the court’s ruling created an insurmountable burden for inmates awaiting execution to find reasonable alternatives.

Dems Will Authorize Subpoena for Mueller Report
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler will authorize a subpoena this week for the unredacted Mueller report. He hasn’t said whether he would subpoena the report before Attorney General William Barr submits the redacted report to Congress, though.

Judge Won’t Reveal Mueller Target
A judge won’t release the name of a foreign-owned company fighting a subpoena from Robert Mueller.

Law Firm Age Discrimination Suit Advances
An age discrimination suit against law firm Pryor Cashman can continue. According to the lawsuit, the firm’s oldest associate, who was 61 at the time, was let go, and he claims it was because of his age.

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