Legal Lasso: Daily Camera Sues CU Over President Search Process

by Tony Flesor

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LOCAL NEWS

Newspaper Sues Over CU President Search
The Boulder Daily Camera is suing the University of Colorado over its secrecy in its hiring process that led to Mark Kennedy being named the new president of the university system.

Uber Driver Stands Trial for Passenger’s Death
The man accused of shooting and killing his passenger while driving for Uber is standing trial this week.

Denver Pays Out to Colorado Independent Editor
The Denver City Council last night signed a check for $50,000 that settles a dispute between the Denver Police Department and Susan Greene, the editor of the Colorado Independent.

Police Justified in Use of Force in Shootout
The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has said that Colorado Springs Police Officers were justified in the use of deadly force against an armed man killed in a shootout.

Protestors Want Civilian Review of Police Shootings
Meanwhile in Colorado Springs, some are calling for the creation of a Civilian Review Department for police shootings, in response to the police-involved shooting of De’Von Bailey.

NATIONAL NEWS

House Subpoenas Giuliani
The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed documents from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Barr Asked for Foreign Help in 2016 Election Probes
According to the Department of Justice, Attorney General William Barr has requested assistance from foreign intelligence officials as part of a DOJ inquiry into U.S. intelligence agencies’ probes of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Federal Judge Reprimanded for Misconduct
A federal judge in Kansas was publicly reprimanded for sexually harassing court employees, having an extramarital relationship with a convicted felon on probation and being late for court engagements.

Appellant in the Spotlight in Landmark Transgender Rights Case
The woman at the center of a Supreme Court case regarding workplace transgender discrimination discussed her history as it relates to the case, which is likely to bring a landmark decision.

BLM Acting Director Will Keep His Job Longer
The U.S. Secretary of the Interior has extended the tenure of the the acting director of the BLM, despite requests from Democrats to remove him from the post because of his support for selling public lands.

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