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Aurora Could Create New Police Review System
An Aurora city councilperson is leading efforts to set up a new independent system to review officer-involved shootings and other controversial police incidents.
Huawei Costs Get Passed on to Colorado Company
The federal government banned Huawei telecom equipment, but removing it could cost telecoms in rural Colorado $300 million.
An Example of the Shaky Legal Status for DACA Recipients
A DACA recipient who had been in the U.S. since she was 3 years old lost her legal status and was deported after pleading guilty to insurance fraud.
U.S. Attorney Sues Walmart for Military Discrimination
The Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a lawsuit alleging that Walmart violated the law when it declined to hire a Navy reservist due to her upcoming duties.
Nathaniel Rateliff Hosts Social Justice Forum
Musician Nathaniel Rateliff is hosting a social justice forum (through his Marigold Project foundation) in December. The event will focus on how to build coalitions, be a better ally, lobby your local legislature and create a more equitable society.
Reed Smith Allowed to Take Outside Investment (in the UK)
Reed Smith became the first U.S. law firm in London allowed by UK regulators to create non-lawyer partners and raise outside investment.
Whistleblower Offers to Answer Questions from Congress
A lawyer for a whistleblower who reported concerns about the president’s dealings with Ukraine said his client would answer questions from the House Intelligence Committee directly.
Judge Tosses Joe Arpaio Lawsuit
A federal judge has thrown out a $300 million defamation lawsuit filed by Joe Arpaio, Arizona’s former Maricopa County sheriff, against CNN and two other national media outlets. Arpaio claimed the news outlets had falsely referred to him as a “convicted felon” despite his presidential pardon.
Legal Sector Edges Upward
The U.S. economy added 128,000 jobs from September to October, but the legal sector stayed mostly flat with an increase of 300 jobs. (Law.com)
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