Legal Lasso: Auditors Investigating State Judicial Department

by Tony Flesor

IN LOCAL NEWS

Auditors Investigating Judicial Department
A whistleblower shared information with the Denver Post detailing an investigation of allegations of spending abuse and fraud in the state’s Judicial Department. (Denver Post)

Colorado Representatives Call to Close ICE Facility
Colorado’s congressional Democrats are joining a group of representatives calling for the closing of privately run immigrant detention centers, like the one in Aurora, following a tour of the local facility.

TABOR Lawsuit Can Continue
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said a decade-old lawsuit challenging the Taxpayer’s Bill fo Rights can proceed.

Step-parent Asks to Close Loophole
A Colorado veteran is asking the Colorado Supreme Court to close a loophole that makes it so step-parents making custody claims can’t get state support biological parents would receive, such as a caseworker or a court-appointed attorney. (Denver Post)

Trouble in Denver DA’s Office
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann disciplined her second-in-command and will restructure his duties after he took “half swings” with a baseball bat at a female prosecutor in a dispute and for comments he had made to other employees. (Colorado Politics)

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Brownstein Becomes Top Lobbying Firm for Q2
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck overtook Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as the top-grossing federal lobbying practice for the second quarter of 2019.

Judge Gives Crypto Case a Second Chance
A federal judge in California has given a cryptocurrency entrepreneur another chance to make his case that AT&T’s negligence allowed hackers to steal $24 million in digital currency.

CNN Firing Not Protected Speech
The California Supreme Court rejected an attempt by CNN to use anti-SLAPP protections to get out of a former newsroom employees’ discrimination lawsuit. (Law.com)

Ohio Judge Sentenced to Six Months
A former Ohio judge was dragged out of a sentencing hearing after receiving six months in jail for having an unlawful interest in a public contract, a fourth-degree felony; she had helped her brother, who was a county employee, keep his job.

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