Legal Lasso: Jury in Deliberations Over Uber Driver's Sentence

by Tony Flesor

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LOCAL NEWS

Jury in Deliberation for Uber Driver’s Sentence
A jury is beginning deliberations this morning to decide whether former Uber driver Michael Hancock is guilty of murdering a passenger. The defense argued that Hancock acted in self defense in the altercation.

New Rules Incoming for HOAs?
A state committee heard public testimony last night about whether new legislation is needed to regulate homeowners’ associations. Homeowners who testified said there need to be checks and balances on what the associations can and can’t do.

Sexual Abuse Survivors Looking to Use New Statute of Limitations Laws
Survivors of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts are taking advantage of new laws that extend the statute of limitations for reporting such incidents. At least one victim in Denver is joining national litigation.

CU Reacts to Racist Incident
A racist incident on the University of Colorado Boulder campus is pushing the university to change its policies and reporting practices.

Legislature Moves Forward With Plan for Climate Change Bill 
The Colorado Legislative Council released its plan for how to implement a new law that lets lawmakers see how the impact of their bills on climate change.

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Dentons Grows Bigger Still
Dentons, the largest law firm in the world, announced its acquisition of two U.S. law firms that are part of its “Operation Golden Spike,” to expand its coverage and practice depth across the country.

Justices Appear Split in Title VII Case
The U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed divided in oral arguments in whether Title VII applies to LGBT employees.

White House Won’t Participate in Impeachment Proceedings
In an eight-page letter to Congress, the White House said it will not participate in Congress’ ongoing impeachment inquiry. The White House counsel said the impeachment inquiry “lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation.”

Baltimore State Attorney Asks to Toss Questionable Cops’ Cases
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has begun asking courts to throw out nearly 800 cases tied to police officers she no longer trusts. Eight of the officers were convicted of racketeering crimes.

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