I know I mentioned it yesterday, but Law Week’s latest episode of Hearsay is out! We take a look into claims that some state prosecutors’ offices aren’t sufficiently funded and why, if true, that could be an access to justice issue. Give it a listen!
IN LOCAL NEWS
Interior Secretary Visits Vail
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt returned to Colorado to give the keynote address at the Western Governors’ Association Annual meeting in Vail. And despite there being protestors outside, the governors inside kept a congenial tone and didn’t discuss climate change or oil and gas.
Is The Experiment Over?
Denver’s pot social clubs have all but flopped. The Honeypot Lounge closed in May, leaving just one licensed marijuana club left.
And on the subject of cannabusiness, Colorado’s new law allowing investments in cannabis companies is already paying off — several companies saw investments or acquisitions shortly after the bill’s signing.
Gun Rights Advocates Hit Roadblock in Sullivan Recall Efforts
Colorado gun rights advocates might be running into trouble in their attempts to recall State Rep. Tom Sullivan as national gun control groups step in to defend his seat.
Colorado Makes Climate a Public Health Issue
State health and environment officials will create the first-ever climate unit within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Alabama Approves Chemical Castration for Sex Offenders
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill that will require people convicted of certain sex offenses to undergo “chemical castration” as a condition of parole.
Insys Files for Bankruptcy After Settlement
Opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, just five days after agreeing to pay $225 million to settle the federal government’s criminal and civil cases against the company.
Another Attorney Joins Jones Day Lawsuit
A former Jones Day associate, who is now an in-house attorney for Facebook, has joined a gender bias lawsuit against Jones Day, making her the third named plaintiff in the case.
Revisiting the O.J. Trial
Tomorrow will mark 25 years since the murder of O.J. Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown, and Simpson said he is living in the “no-negative” zone.
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