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FBI Thwarts Synagogue Attack
Yesterday was a big day in criminal law. Perhaps the biggest announcement was that the FBI arrested a white supremacist who is accused of plotting an attack on a Pueblo synagogue.
Criminal Organization Busted
A Denver grand jury indicted 24 individuals for their alleged involvement in a crime ring that involved a wide range of crimes to support their drug habits. They received 175 criminal counts, all told.
Former Prosecutor up for Judge Seat
A Denver prosecutor who resigned from the Denver DA’s office amid controversy is up for a newly created 2nd District judge seat.
Backcountry.com Competitors Ask What’s in a Name
E-retailer Backcountry.com has been aggressively suing any companies that might infringe upon its trademark. Many of those other companies say they are being bullied and that the term “backcountry” shouldn’t be eligible for a trademark.
Robert Dear Again Deemed Incompetent
Robert Dear, the confessed gunman behind the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood attack, was once again ruled incompetent to stand trial. He has been kept medicated with antipsychotic drugs in the meantime.
Impeachment Hearing Transcripts Released
House Democrats released the first transcripts from their closed-door hearings, including testimony from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley, a former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Opioid Litigation Draws Concern
National opioid litigation, and the judge overseeing it, are facing scrutiny over the proceedings’ secrecy. A law professor who wrote a paper about the litigation said the secrecy could end up shielding the federal government from responsibility or conceal who is at fault for the opioid crisis.
Judge Rules for O’Melveny in Legal Malpractice Suit
A federal judge ruled in favor of O’Melveny & Myers in a legal malpractice case over the firm’s representation of a now-defunct investment firm.
Trump Exposé Author Could be in Legal Trouble
The Department of Justice has warned the author of a Donald Trump exposé that they could be violating non-disclosure agreements and that the work might be subject to pre-publication review. The author has already written a New York Times opinion article on the president’s administration and has so far remained anonymous.
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