Legal Lasso: From the Supreme Court to the Legislature

by Tony Flesor

Colorado’s Senate Bill 181 made a big splash in the legislature and is still getting scrutinized by people on all sides of the oil and gas debates. But what does it say about our state court system? Our newest Hearsay podcast, available today, seeks to answer that question.

IN LOCAL NEWS

Colorado Officials Discuss DACA
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat discussed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up a DACA case and urged support for Dreamers during a discussion on the Colorado Compact on Immigration.

DACA’s Colorado Impact
And that DACA case is expected to affect about 16,000 people living in Colorado who are currently protected by the Obama-era program.

Denver Lawyer Accused of Helping Another in Securities Scheme
A Denver lawyer is accused of signing off on papers to help another attorney circumvent her status on a list of prohibited lawyers.

Appellate Court Dismisses Libel Lawsuit Over Free Speech Concerns
A state appeals court has dismissed a libel suit filed by a Texas energy firm against a Colorado environmental activist, finding that the lawsuit sought to stifle the activist’s freedom of speech.

Demand High for Volunteers to Counteract Immigration Enforcement
As the Trump administration has been open about discussing immigration enforcement, a hotline for people to report ICE activity has been busier than ever.

IN NATIONAL NEWS

McConnell Would Consider a Liberal Justice
Sen. Mitch McConnell has conceded that he would be willing to consider a Democratic Supreme Court nominee in 2021, should the Democrats win, but that’s only because it is “politically unsustainable” to continue to hold a seat open until another election.

Federal Judge Steps in on Border Facilities
A federal judge has called for swift actions to improve health and sanitation at Border Patrol facilities in Texas, where observers reported migrant children were subject to filthy conditions that imperiled their health.

A Gloomy Picture for Small Firm Attorneys
A new survey shows compensation is shrinking for solo and small firm attorneys, with women seeing the worst of it.

Judge Charged in Relation to Parking Lot Shooting
One of two Indiana judges who was shot and wounded in a White Castle parking lot in Indianapolis has been charged with battery in connection with the May 1 incident.

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