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If you haven’t listened yet, Law Week Colorado’s latest podcast discusses how Colorado’s Senate Bill 181 shows the interplay between the legislature and the judiciary.
IN LOCAL NEWS
Lawsuit Draws Line in Durango
The lawsuit against the historic railroad company accused of igniting the 416 fire is drawing a line in the community between those who believe the train should be held accountable and those who think the owners should be forgiven for all the good they’ve brought to the area.
DOC Officers Arrested
A Department of Corrections officer is facing second-degree murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting at an Aurora apartment complex. And last week, another DOC officer was arrested on charges of pimping.
Meow Wolf Hit With Discrimination Lawsuit
Meow Wolf, which is planning a Denver opening soon, is facing a lawsuit alleging gender and racial discrimination and unfair pay practices.
Colorado’s Map Could Change the Gerrymandering Landscape
Colorado’s plans for redrawing its legislative districts after next year’s census could become a model for the rest of the country.
Hickenlooper Takes the Blame for Faulty Campaign
John Hickenlooper is staying in the presidential race, but he blamed himself for problems within his campaign thus far.
IN NATIONAL NEWS
Trump Says ICE Crackdown is Coming
President Trump said his administration will move forward “fairly soon” with a plan to arrest thousands of migrant families in surprise roundups across major U.S. cities.
DOJ Assigns New Legal Team to Census Challenge
President Trump hasn’t given up the fight on getting a citizenship question on the 2020 census, and the Justice Department said it is assigning a new team of attorneys to defend the president’s effort.
Questioning the Roberts Agenda
Now that the Supreme Court term is over, it’s time for the Monday morning quarterbacking. Many are scrutinizing Chief Justice John Roberts’ motives after casting a liberal-leaning tie-breaker vote in the case regarding a U.S. census citizenship question.
Morrison Cohen Settles Malpractice Suit
New York’s Morrison Cohen has settled a legal malpractice suit brought by several entrepreneurs who claimed the firm allegedly cost them $45 million in a poorly managed transaction. (Law.com)
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