IN LOCAL NEWS
Colorado’s Candidates Qualified
Colorado’s native son presidential candidates are still in the running. Sen. Michael Bennet and former Gov. John Hickenlooper both qualified for the first Democratic primary debates on either June 26 or June 27.
El Paso County Commissioner Running for DA Seat
El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller announced he will run for the 4th Judicial District Attorney position in the 2020 election. He is running to replace term-limited Dan May.
Lopez Wins Denver Clerk and Recorder Position
The Denver elections are officially finally over. Paul Lopez was declared the winner in the clerk and recorder race without a recount.
The flood gates are apparently open on the issue of marijuana company investments. A week after Medicine Man Technologies announced it would purchase two commercial marijuana operations in Colorado, it revealed an agreement to buy Colombian marijuana producer Green Equity.
Pot Tax Revenue
And on the subject of marijuana business, the state of Colorado has taken in more than $1 billion in taxes and fees since legalizing medicinal and recreational marijuana, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
The plaintiffs in the 2020 census case want the Supreme Court to delay its ruling. They say newly uncovered documents reveal the Trump administration’s real motivation to add a citizenship question to the census.
Alcoholic Judge’s Caseload Under Scrutiny
The Ohio Public Defender’s Office wants 2,700 of a judge’s cases reviewed after claims emerged that he often came to court drunk. The Scioto County Court judge, now retired, is also being investigated for links to a sex-trafficking ring.
Connecticut to Begin Collecting Prosecutor Data
Connecticut is expected to become the first state to collect statewide criminal case data from prosecutors broken down by the defendants’ race, sex, ethnicity, age and ZIP code.
Alabama Dismisses Opioid Lawsuit
The Alabama Attorney General asked for dismissal of the state’s opioid case over jurisdictional questions. Alabama was the only state pursuing its opioid case in the multidistrict litigation before the federal judge who granted discovery in the case that attorneys general in other states could potentially use.
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