Legal Lasso: Death Penalty on the Legislative Docket

by Tony Flesor

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Democrats Target Death Penalty Repeal
One big bill on the Democratic docket for this year’s legislative session: a death penalty repeal. And this year, they’re likely to succeed in getting it passed. (Denver Post)

Today might be a big business day for all the personal injury and worker’s comp attorneys out there. Jan. 9 is the day workers are most likely to get injured at work, according to Pinnacol Insurance.

CU Law to Host Congressional Subcommittee Hearing
Rep. Joe Neguse is bringing his new job back home. CU Law will host a congressional hearing involving the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on Jan. 17.

Colorado Republicans Want Roe v. Wade Reconsideration
Three out of four of Colorado’s congressional Republicans joined the 200 lawmakers urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review its Roe v. Wade decision.

Brownstein Lobbyists See Success in Medical Device Tax Repeal
A high-powered team from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck lobbied against a medical device tax on behalf of the Advanced Medical Technology Association a week before lawmakers announced they’d repeal the tax.



Starting the New Year Strong
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said yesterday that she’s starting out 2020 cancer free.

Lawyer for Harvey Weinstein Wants a New Judge
The judge presiding over Harvey Weinstein’s New York rape trial had a stern warning for Weinstein over his cell phone use. Now, Weinstein’s lawyer wants the judge to recuse himself for what he said.

What Makes an Assassination?
Some are questioning the legality of the drone strike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and it all has to do with the definition of “assassination.”

Trump Administration Looks to Change NEPA
Trump administration officials are looking to change parts of the National Environmental Policy Act to give federal agencies the ability to sidestep its requirement to consider environmental effects — such as impacts on climate change — when approving infrastructure projects, such as highways or oil and gas pipelines.

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