Legal Lasso: Election Results Rolling In

by Tony Flesor

In the latest episode of Law Week’s Hearsay podcast, we take a look at a new program offered by the state judicial department to get students thinking about the legal system in a practical way.

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Election Night Results
Last night’s election results are rolling in. The de-Brucing measure, Prop CC, failed, while Prop DD, which sets a system of taxation and regulation for sports betting in Colorado, is going down to the wire. Aurora voters also rejected a new tax increase that would have paid for a new jail.

Illegal Pete’s Wins in Delaware, Stays in Colorado
Colorado-based Illegal Petes won a legal fight in Delaware over its “Illegal” name, but the company is going to stay in Colorado anyway.

Denver Pays $6 Million to Settle Golf Course Lawsuits
The City of Denver is ending its legal battles over a Park Hill golf course with a $6 million settlement with the course’s owners.

Colorado Dispensary Chain Acquired by Out-of-State Company
A New York-headquartered medical cannabis company is acquiring The Green Solution, Colorado’s largest marijuana dispensary. Columbia Care, the purchasing company is traded on a Canadian stock exchange.

AG Asks for More Money for Safe2Tell 
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is asking for more money to fund the Safe2Tell program. The program received 28 percent more tips in the 2018-19 school year than the previous year.



Roger Stone’s Trial Off to Shaky Start
Roger Stone left the first day of his trial early with complaints of food poisoning. The trial is still in the jury selection stage and could end up taking two weeks or more.

McConnell Aide Elected Kentucky AG
Daniel Cameron, a former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was elected Kentucky attorney general, making him the first African American person to hold the position.

Judicial Ratings Under Fire
The ABA’s judicial ratings are taking fire from both sides of the political aisle for different reasons. And leaders of legal think tanks and advocacy groups say the politicization of the ratings has stripped them of their credibility.

McDonalds’ Teachable Moment
The huge severance package for ousted McDonalds CEO is putting other companies’ severance policies in the spotlight, and a top executive consultant says it’s a good time for compensation committees to learn from McDonalds.

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