Legal Lasso: Denver Attorney Arrested

by Tony Flesor

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LOCAL NEWS

Denver Attorney Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
Denver attorney Robert Corry was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, his third arrest since June. Corry is representing the driver suspected of causing the fiery I-70 crash.

U.S. Attorney Offers Banks Legal Advice
As banks are more frequently working with marijuana businesses, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn said his office would never tell banks getting involved in the industry that they are devoid of criminal liability.

Prop CC Campaign Kicks Off
Supporters of Proposition CC kicked off their campaign yesterday with a pep rally. The measure would allow the state to keep some taxpayer refunds that are typically given back after a cap is exceeded.

Jury Finds Police Officer Not Guilty
A jury has found a Denver police officer not guilty of second-degree assault after an incident where investigators alleged that he struck a teenage suspect several times with a metal police baton.

Man Sentenced for Bulldozing Federal Land
A Gunnison man was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison after bulldozing 3 acres of federal land in Saguache County.

NATIONAL NEWS

Judge Allows Supervised Injection Site
A judge ruled that the plan to open a supervised injection site in Philadelphia does not violate drug laws. The decision could pave the way for one in Colorado, among other states.

Kirkland & Ellis Promotes Partners
Kirkland & Ellis promoted a record 141 attorneys to partner. The firm beat its own prior record.

Law Schools Slow to Hire Diverse Faculty Members
A new study found that the ranks of women faculty members are rising at law schools, but the schools are still lagging when it comes to minority faculty.

Disbarred Attorney Gets Jail Time
A former lawyer was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for stealing from and vandalizing her former law firm.

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