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The new episode of Law Week’s “Hearsay” podcast discusses the difficulty in measuring the efficacy of the criminal justice system and the fact that prosecutors and public defenders just can’t see eye to eye.
Colorado Joins Student Loan Lawsuit
Colorado joined a multistate lawsuit against student loan service giant Navient for unfair and deceptive practices. State Attorney General Phil Weiser accused the Department of Education of shielding companies like Navient from accountability.
David Lane’s High Profile Appointment
Denver attorney David Lane will represent the suspected gunman in the El Paso, Texas mass shooting.
Judge Timbreza Receives Minimum Sentence for DWAI
Judge Lance Timbreza, who was charged with DUI and careless driving following a car crash in June, pleaded to a lesser charge of DWAI on Tuesday, and received one year on probation.
Adams County Passes New Oil and Gas Rules
Adams County became the first community in Colorado to enact new oil and gas rules since the passage of Senate Bill 181.
Cherokee Nation Gets First Rep
The Cherokeee Nation sent its first House of Representatives delegate to Congress. But Kimberly Teehee already has cred in D.C.
LeClair Ryan Files for Bankruptcy
LeClair Ryan has filed for bankruptcy, which could keep the firm’s partners busy for some time after it closes its doors. (Law.com)
Recession Risks for Large Firms
But if there’s a recession coming as expected, other large firms might have some trouble coming their way as well.
8th Circuit Rejects Mandatory Bar Due Claim
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawyer’s challenge to North Dakota’s procedures for collecting mandatory bar dues. The lawyer had argued that mandatory membership in the bar violated his right to freedom of association, but the appellate court said he raised that claim too late in the case’s lifespan.
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