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Hick is Changing Gears
Scuttlebutt says John Hickenlooper will announce today that he is ending his presidential campaign. The general belief is that he will announce the start of a Senate campaign soon as well, but there’s no sign of that yet.
Longmont Asks to Reopen Fracking Ban
Longmont is asking a Boulder County court to reconsider its voter-approved fracking ban that was struck down by the Colorado Supreme Court. An environmental group is arguing that changes to state law now make the ban legal.
Colorado Joins Immigration Lawsuit
Colorado Attorney General is adding one more Trump administration lawsuit to his personal docket. Colorado joined 12 states in challenging a federal proposal to make it more difficult for immigrants receiving benefits from getting green cards or citizenship. (Denver Post)
States Sue EPA Over Power Plant Rule
Colorado is also joining a group of states in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over its rollback of an Obama-era climate rule involving power plants.
Law Firm Tries to Dodge Class Certification
A Colorado law firm is fighting an effort to make it the “involuntary representative” of a defendant class of retirement plan sponsors accused of violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. (Bloomberg Law)
Jones Day’s New Discrimination Suit
Jones Day is facing a new gender discrimination lawsuit — this one claiming the firm’s family leave policies discriminated against men
SCOTUS Could Weigh in on Law Firm Arbitration Agreement
Winston & Strawn is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a case where an appellate court invalidated an arbitration agreement because of harsh terms in the agreement, including a “firm always wins clause.”
Planned Parenthood to Withdraw from Title X
With new Trump administration rules forbidding organizations receiving Title X funds to provide patients for abortion, Planned Parenthood says it will withdraw from the program unless a federal court intervenes.
Rod Blagojevich Could Soon be Disbarred
Illinois is seeking to disbar former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, eight years after he was convicted of federal corruption charges.
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