Voters gave Denver Mayor Michael Hancock four more years after yesterday’s runoff election. Other big outcomes in the vote yesterday include approval for a measure that requires the city to ask voters first before spending money on an Olympic bid and several new members elected to the City Council.
IN LOCAL NEWS
Sheriffs File Amicus Brief in Magazine Ban Case
Thirty Colorado sheriffs earlier this week filed an amicus brief with the Colorado Supreme Court opposing Colorado’s firearms magazine ban. The brief argues that the ban’s 15-round limit on magazines makes many police standard issue weapons illegal.
Police Clear Homeless Camps Along South Platte
Police cleared homeless camps along the South Platte River yesterday, citing sanitation and safety concerns. Police had reported finding trip wires, hypodermic needles and human waste and expressed concern camp dwellers could be in danger if the river floods.
Environmental Groups Oppose BLM Move
Environmental groups are opposing the plan to move the BLM to a Western state, saying it is a political ploy that will leave the agency weaker and removed from the power center of Washington.
Testing the Single-Subject Rule
The political left is preparing for a major tax overhaul, but they’re first testing the state’s single subject rule to determine what aspects of the tax system they can change and how.
Talks Stall Regarding Zero Emission Standard
State officials have said negotiations with an automaker group over the state’s zero emission standard have come to a halt. Automakers who oppose the standard had offered to volunteer to make more electric vehicles available in Colorado as an alternative to state regulations.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Manafort Headed to Rikers
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is headed to Rikers Island where he will be held in isolation while facing state fraud charges.
Scalia’s Son Returns to Greenberg Traurig
John Scalia, son of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has returned to Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in its labor and employment practice in Northern Virginia.
Justice Thomas Surprised by Retirement Rumors
Justice Clarence Thomas said news of his coming retirement was news to him as well. He previously addressed retirement rumors as well, saying that he’s not planning on it.
Legal Aid Salaries
It’s probably not a surprise that lawyers in legal aid aren’t doing too well financially, but many are seeking side jobs to make ends meet.
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