Legal Lasso: Boatright Promises Change in State of the Judiciary

by Law Week

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Boatright Promises to Right the Ship
Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Boatright delivered his State of the Judiciary address yesterday and promised to bring change to the judicial branch, which faces allegations of misconduct brought to light by a Denver Post investigation.

Ill Advised but not Unethical
The Denver Board of Ethics dismissed an ethics complaint filed against Mayor Michael Hancock over his flight to Texas for Thanksgiving despite urging city residents to avoid travel over the holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Court of Appeals Rules in Case Related to Kelsey Berreth Murder
The Colorado Court of Appeals ordered a new sentencing for a woman imprisoned in connection with the murder of Kelsey Berreth, who was killed by her fiancé in her Woodland Park condo on Thanksgiving Day in 2018.

Disorder Over Gun Rules
Rep. Lauren Boebert objected to a rule banning firearms from a congressional hearing room during a House meeting to organize the Natural Resources Committee.

Unemployment Reopens
The state’s unemployment system will reopen this weekend, allowing thousands of Coloradans to apply for federal benefits, eight weeks after the federal relief plan was approved by lawmakers.



Shedding Light on the Shadow Docket
Members of a House panel agree that they want to see more transparency in the U.S. Supreme Court’s “shadow docket.”

Documents Show Facebook Dismissed Ad Problems
Documents made public in court this week allege that Facebook executives ignored a proposal to make their ad metrics more accurate because they thought it would affect company revenue.

Biden Gives New Immigration Guidelines
New rules from the Biden administration seek to change how ICE prioritizes who to target for arrest and deportation.

Jurors Slow Down Trial Returns
Technically, jury trials are resuming around the country. But jurors are hard to come by, further exacerbating backlogs.

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