Legal Lasso: U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Cases Via Teleconference

by Tony Flesor

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LOCAL NEWS

Some Jury Trials Halted Until Third Week of April
The chief judge in El Paso and Teller counties extended a ban on jury trials until at least April 24.

A Look Inside the Effort to Keep Liquor Stores Open
A lot happened in the afternoon of March 23 when Denver Mayor Michael Hancock reversed course to keep liquor stores open as “essential businesses” during the coronavirus pandemic.

A New Gambit to Block I-70 Construction
Activists looking to stop construction of the Central 70 project in north Denver are saying that pollution from the construction could cause respiratory problems for those at risk or suffering from COVID-19.

Outrage at Greeley Care Facility
Family members of residents at a Greeley senior care facility are demanding answers and transparency after finding out 14 have died there due to coronavirus.

Online Events Mean Big Changes for Senate Primary
Coronavirus has upended politics, particularly in the race for Colorado’s Democratic Senate nomination.

 

NATIONAL NEWS

SCOTUS Goes Online
The U.S. Supreme Court said today that it will hear arguments in its May cases via teleconference. The docket includes Colorado’s “faithless elector” case.

Fox News Sued Over Coronavirus Misinformation
Fox News is being accused of violating consumer protection laws in Washington State when is called coronavirus a “hoax” on broadcasts in February and March.

Judge Orders County Sheriff to Implement Coronavirus Measures
A federal judge in Chicago ordered a county sheriff to implement new coronavirus mitigation measures in the county jail where two inmates have already died.

Who Has the Ability to ‘Reopen’ States?
There’s some confusion over state preemption in when to “open up” business again. President Donald Trump said today that he has the power — not governors — to restart business and relax social distancing measures.

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