Legal Lasso: With Census Results, Colorado Will Gain a Congressional Seat

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Colorado Gains a Congressional Seat
According to census information released yesterday, Colorado’s growing population has earned the state another seat in Congress.

City Council Approves Whistleblower Rule
The Denver City Council approved amendments to the city’s code of ethics that make it easier to protect the identity of whistleblowers who file ethics complaints against city officials.

Lawmakers Change Course on Public Option
Colorado Democrats are pursuing an overhaul to the public health option bill to instead offer private insurers to offer state regulated plans. The change is expected to allay most of the health care industry opposition to the bill.

Investigator Will Look into CDPHE Allegations
Attorney General Phil Weiser will hire an independent investigator to look into allegations that officials at the Department of Health and the Environment ordered staff to issue air quality permits and ignore air pollution violations.

Video Shows Police Laugh About Arrest
The attorney for a 73-year-old woman with dementia who was violently arrested by Loveland police released a video showing police laughing about the incident and downplaying her injuries. (Denver Post)



ACLU Asks Supreme Court for Public Oversight of Surveillance 
The ACLU last week filed petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether foreign intelligence courts must release their rulings to the public, raising questions of security versus transparency.

DOJ Investigates Louisville Police
The U.S. Department of Justice, in response to the death of Breonna Taylor, is investigating whether the Louisville Police Department has a pattern of or practice of using unreasonable force.

Coke is Reviewing its Diversity Policy
Coca-Cola is reviewing a diversity policy announced only three months ago, following the departure of the general counsel who implemented it.

How Much do Media GCs Make? 
The top lawyers at Netflix and Comcast collectively received almost $20 million in total compensation last year.

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