Legal Lasso: Secretary of State Boycotts Alabama

by Tony Flesor

IN LOCAL NEWS

Colorado Secretary of State Won’t Work With Alabama
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold won’t be sending her staff to Alabama for election training and called for a boycott of the state following its adoption of a strict anti-abortion law.

Mayoral Candidate Challenged on Race Issues
Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis is facing close scrutiny about her cultural competence and awareness of race issues after she revealed she didn’t know what NACCP stood for.

A Criminal ID That’s Hard to Argue With
The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office charged a 17-year-old with first-degree murder after a shooting victim identified him on his death bed.

Coloradan’s Path to a Primary Debate
There are “only” 20 spots available for a June Democratic primary debate. Here is what is required for either John Hickenlooper or Sen. Michael Bennet to get in.

Boulder Police Officer Sued for Excessive Force
A Boulder police officer who is already being investigated for the arrest of a black man filming an interaction between homeless people and officers is the subject of an excessive force lawsuit by a woman who said the officer shover her while she was recording a different arrest in 2018.

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Law Firms Victims of Cybercrime
The U.S. Department of Justice said two U.S.-based law firms were among the victims of a “complex transnational organized cyber-crime network” that has been taken down.

On Magic Mushrooms
Denver’s vote to decriminalize magic mushrooms is opening up the national discussion on medical and recreational uses for the drug. But the mushroom lobby is still very small.

Overzealous Advocacy
A California lawyer is suspended for continuing to press on with a case — and preparing to take it to trial — after his client died.

Chelsea Manning Returns to Jail
Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was sent back to jail after refusing for a second time to comply with a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

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