Legal Lasso: John Walsh Drops Out of Senate Race

by Tony Flesor

Law Week released its latest Hearsay podcast episode last week. In this month’s episode, we again look into the question of what makes for an effective criminal justice system and why prosecutors and public defenders can’t seem to see eye to eye.

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LOCAL NEWS

Walsh Backs Hickenlooper
John Walsh announced this morning that he is dropping out of the U.S. Senate race and endorsing John Hickenlooper. He’s the second candidate to do so, following Mike Johnston.

DPD Settles First Amendment Dispute With Indy Editor
The Denver Police Department has agreed to a $50,000 settlement with Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, whose First Amendment rights were violated when she was wrongfully handcuffed and detained for photographing an arrest.

Homeowner Drops Short-Term Rental Lawsuit
A Cherry Creek homeowner has dropped a lawsuit she filed against the city contesting her denied short-term rental license.

Congress Debates BLM Move
The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management testified before Congress to defend his agency’s move to Grand Junction. Debate centered around the impact the agency would have in Washington after it moved its physical location to Colorado.

Colorado Coroner Indicted
A Colorado coroner was indicted for improperly using his wife as a deputy coroner (even though she wasn’t one) and sending his wife to do his job at three death scenes.

NATIONAL NEWS

A Gift Between Justices
Here’s another tidbit from Justice Neil Gorsuch’s new book, if you haven’t read it: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg welcomed him to the court with a personal gift — a clerk manual he had worked on as a clerk on the court under justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy.

Gorsuch on the Supreme Court’s Power
And still on Gorsuch news, the justice gave an interview with CNN ahead of the start of the Supreme Court’s new term where he said the court shouldn’t be expected to fix politics or rule the country.

Morrison & Foerster Seeking Outside Employment Records in Employee Lawsuit
Morrison & Foerster is attempting to obtain the employment records from the new law firm of a woman suing MoFo for alleged sex bias she experienced while working there.

North Carolina’s New Parental Rules
North Carolina is giving new parents the ability to avoid court appearances for up to 12 weeks after a child’s birth or adoption, the state’s chief justice said.

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