Law Week released its latest Hearsay podcast episode this 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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How Purdue Bankruptcy Might Affect Opioid Cases
Colorado, among other states, might have a hard time going after money from Purdue Pharma for the company’s involvement in the opioid epidemic with Purdue likely to file for bankruptcy.
Denver is Paying Out in Employee Settlements
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann paid $237,000 in settlement and severance payments over the last year and a half to three employees who either resigned in controversy from her office or were fired by her.
Polis Recall Effort Stalls Out
The effort to recall Gov. Jared Polis died last week as organizers involved in the ballot initiative said they collected half the number of signatures needed to move forward.
Hickenlooper Hits the Campaign Trail
John Hickenlooper is beginning his Senate campaign by walking back his initial statements about being disinterested in the job.
Man Pleads Not Guilty to Shooting Police Officer
A man who came to the U.S. as a refugee pleaded not guilty to attempted murder for a shooting of a Colorado Springs police officer.
Gorsuch Talks About Early Impact on Court
Justice Neil Gorsuch talked about the big splash he’s already made on the U.S. Supreme Court as well as his new book.
Sotomayor’s New Book Talks About Being Different
And on the subject of justices’ books, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new book incoming, and she’s targeting a young audience.
Legal Industry Sees Big August
Legal jobs outpaced the rest of the U.S. economy in August, capping off a summer of slow growth. (The American Lawyer)
Judge Denies Amendment to Jones Day Complaint
The judge overseeing the Jones Day discrimination lawsuit sided with the firm in ruling that the plaintiffs can’t amend their complaint further.
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