IN LOCAL NEWS
Colorado Climber Joined ‘Seven Summits Club’ Before Death
Christopher Kulish, the Colorado lawyer who died on Mount Everest, was among the elite alpinists in the “seven summits club.” Mount Everest was the final peak on the list.
ICE Sued for Records Release
A group of civil rights lawyers is asking a federal judge to sanction Immigration and Customs Enforcement over its refusal to release a review examining the 2017 death of a detainee at the Aurora detention facility.
UCCS Secretly Photographed Students for Facial Recognition Tech
The University of Colorado – Colorado Springs made advancements in privacy issues by both developing facial recognition technology and also angering students by not telling them they were being secretly photographed to develop said facial recognition technology.
Legal Aid a Barrier to Low-Income Housing
Colorado is among the five worst states for legal representation for the poor. And that legal assistance can be a major hurdle for low-income families who need housing.
Polis ‘Defelonizes’ Single-Use Drug Possession
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a law “defelonizing” single-use drug possession for Schedule I and II substances. Now, those caught with small amounts of drugs would face a misdemeanor instead of a felony charge, but dealers would still be charged with a felony.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Robert Mueller Resigns
Robert Mueller made a brief public appearance today where he addressed some points within his report and also announced his resignation and the closing of the special prosecutor’s office.
Loretta Lynch Goes Back to Private Practice
Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is going back into the private sector to work for Paul Weiss in New York.
New Information on Greg Craig Prosecution
A new public court filing provides detail on the case against former Skadden Arps counsel Greg Craig regarding his work for Ukraine.
Mandatory Bar Dues
Two dismissals in cases in Oregon challenging the constitutionality of the Oregon State Bar might signal good news for bar associations in other states with mandatory bar dues.
Have tips for upcoming editions of Legal Lasso or comments about past ones? Reach out to us at [email protected]