Law Week’s latest episode of Hearsay is out! Prosecutors in Colorado have long claimed there are budgetary issues in DA’s offices around the state, and this past legislative session, the state considered yet again whether to provide funding to prosecutors (it didn’t). So how bad is it? Listen now!
IN LOCAL NEWS
Senate Candidates Meet Up
Colorado’s Democratic Senate hopefuls gathered for the first time at a forum in Barnum Park where they discussed issues including immigration, climate change and impeachment.
Crow Flies Over France
Colorado congressman and attorney Jason Crow donned a World War II uniform and parachuted out of a plane over France yesterday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the broader allied invasion of France during World War II.
El Paso County Ordered to Pay Media Outlets
A judge has ordered El Paso County to pay an estimated $30,000 in attorneys’ fees to a group of Colorado media outlets, ruling that a county official improperly withheld records relating to the 2018 fatal shooting of sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick.
Environmental Groups Look to Enter Gross Reservoir Lawsuit
Several environmental groups on Friday filed a motion to intervene in Denver Water’s lawsuit against Boulder County in its push to expand Gross Reservoir.
Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for STEM School Shooting Suspect
The judge in the STEM School shooting case set the preliminary hearing for 18-year-old suspect Devon Erickson on Friday. The hearing is scheduled for three days from Sept. 24 to Sept. 26.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Ginsburg Talks About Final SCOTUS Decisions
The US Supreme Court on June 7 released a speech by justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prepared for the 2nd Circuit Judicial Conference, in which she warns court-watchers to look out for close decisions in the court’s remaining opinions for the term.
All About Barr
A New York Times profile of Attorney General William Barr discusses how he might be “the closest thing we have to Dick Cheney” as a forceful personality within the Justice Department.
House to Vote on Contempt Resolution
And on the subject of Barr, the House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow on a civil contempt resolution against him and former White House counsel Don McGahn.
Unrest in Hong Kong
A sea of people took to the streets of Hong Kong yesterday to protest a new extradition bill in China that would allow people to be extradited from the city to mainland China or other countries, which many protestors say would allow the government to more easily prosecute political opponents.
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