Colorado’s unpredictable weather can make for some bizarre scenes. This year’s University of Colorado grads had to bundle up for their outdoor commencement ceremony, in which 8,600 students received degrees.
IN LOCAL NEWS
Yet Another Challenger for Gardner
Former Colorado House Majority Leader Alice Madden just threw her hat in the ring for Colorado senator in the 2020 elections. The Former U.S. Department of Energy official makes eleven challengers to Sen. Cory Gardner’s seat.
STEM Shooting Prosecutions Could Diverge for Each Suspect
Will the juvenile suspect in the STEM School shooting be charged as an adult? That’s one question that has broad implications for how the court proceedings will go and the sentences they might bring.
Denver Mayoral Election Poised for Runoff
The sheer number of candidates vying to unseat Michael Hancock as Denver mayor has partly resulted in him failing to win at least 50% of the vote. So he’ll go head-to-head against runner-up Jamie Giellis in the June runoff.
Sloan’s Lake Homeowners Cry Foul on Planned Development
Homeowners in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake neighborhood are pushing back against a proposed community development that they say would overcrowd their area. Zocalo Community Development is proposing a 16-story complex that would include affordable housing.
Trump Supports Polis’ Canadian Drug Plan
Democratic Gov. Jared Polis might have an unlikely ally in his plan to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada — President Donald Trump. The governor said he and the president had a phone conversation and agreed Colorado’s plan could help lower drug costs overall.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Trump Walks Back Comments on Whether Mueller Should Testify
President Trump said yesterday that he’ll leave up to his Attorney General whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be allowed to testify before Congress. Earlier this week Trump tweeted that Mueller should not appear for testimony.
El Chapo Back in Court Over Prison Conditions
A lawyer for convicted drug cartel kingpin El Chapo argues his client is “suffering from distress” in his solitary confinement, asking the court to intervene. El Chapo is remains in U.S. detention and will be sentenced in June.
Financial Record Fracas Gets Fast-Tracked
The federal judge presiding over the congressional subpoena case for Trump’s financial documents will hold a hearing next Tuesday. The House Oversight Committee is seeking accounting records for the Trump Organization, and Trump’s legal team is suing to block the turnover.
Will We See More ‘Big Four’ Alliances with BigLaw?
Deloitte and Epstein Becker Green’s strategic alliance is the latest example of a “Big Four” accounting firm officially referring a section of business to a preferred law firm. It’s the third such partnership announced in the past year.
Manafort Disbarred by D.C. Circuit
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals cited Paul Manafort’s “moral turpitude” and convictions when it decided to disbar the former Trump Campaign manager yesterday.
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