Legal Lasso: Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment

by Tony Flesor

What can you learn from a judge? Law Week reporter Julia Cardi learned about the 10th Circuit’s renewed effort to record oral histories with jurists in our latest Hearsay podcast.

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Grand Jury Indicts Robert Dear
A federal grand jury has indicted Robert Dear, who faces 68 counts in relation to the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting in 2015. He had been ruled incompetent to stand trial in state courts and will go through a new competency process for the federal charges.

Denver City Council Looks to Rebalance Lawmakers’ Power
The Denver City Council is seeking to boost its lawmaking power while removing some from the mayor. One proposal includes making an independent city attorney.

Democrats Planning More Gun Bills
The red flag law isn’t the end of gun regulations — Democrats are planning even stricter gun bills in the 2020 legislative session.

Lawmakers Decide Not to Investigate Hickenlooper
A state committee declined to investigate whether former Gov. John Hickenlooper misused a federal fund to pay for his defense of possible ethics violations. (Denver Post)

Colorado’s Economic Forecast
Colorado’s economic outlook for 2020 and beyond: more people, more jobs, slow but steady economic growth and still not enough housing.



Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment
House Democrats announced they were introducing two articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump — one for abuse of power and another for obstruction of justice.

Paul Weiss Announces Partner Class — With More Diversity
Paul Weiss is trying to make good on its poor diversity in the 2018 partner class. The firm is electing seven new partners, three of which are women.

Judges Indicate Emoluments Lawsuit Unlikely to Withstand Judicial Review
A panel of federal appeals judges questioned a group of lawmakers on their standing to bring an emoluments lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

Is There a Strategy Behind SCOTUS’ Abortion Ruling?
The U.S. Supreme Court let stand a Kentucky abortion law that required doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. But another big abortion case is on the horizon.

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