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State Files Brief in Large Capacity Magazine Case
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser filed the state’s brief to the Supreme Court in Rocky Mountain Gun Owners v. Polis. Weiser argued that the state’s ban on large capacity gun magazines is constitutional and a reasonable use of government power. (Denver Post)
Hickenlooper’s Tough Decision
John Hickenlooper is reportedly giving serious thought to joining Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, and polls show that he might stand the best chance of unseating Sen. Cory Gardner.
Denver Sued Over Short-Term Rental Laws
Several Denver residents have been arrested for violating Denver’s short-term rental laws, but now the city is on the receiving end of a lawsuit filed by a Cherry Creek home owner who says the city was in the wrong for violating her rental application.
Attorney Push for Investigation of Police-Involved Shooting
The attorneys for the family of a man shot by Colorado Springs police are pushing for an investigation of the incident. Surveillance camera video showed that the man had been running away when he was shot.
Shannan Watts’ Home Could be Put to New Purpose
The family of Shannan Watts, who was murdered last year with her two daughters, is negotiating to have the Watts family home turned into something for the public good.
Jane Doe Drops Out of Jones Day Lawsuit
A female attorney involved in a gender discrimination lawsuit against Jones Day has dropped out of the lawsuit after being ordered to reveal her name. There are six women remaining who are suing the firm.
New York’s Look-back Law Goes Into Effect
A new law in New York will open a one-year window for victims of childhood sex abuse to file lawsuits against the alleged abusers. The state is expecting to potentially see thousands of lawsuits filed in that time.
BigLaw Giants Involved in CBS-Viacom Merger
It makes sense that a mega-merger would require mega law firms. Several BigLaw giants have touched the CBS-Viacom merger.
ABA Wants Courts to Reconsider Cell Phone Policies
The ABA House of Delegates approved a resolution encouraging courts to review their policies on cellphone use in courthouses, arguing that such bans are an access to justice issue, particularly for self-represented litigants.
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