Legal Lasso: Activists and Attorneys Still Want Justice for Elijah McClain

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One Year Later
One year after the death of Elijah McClain, activists are looking for action, not more dialogue, to bring resolution.

Denver-born Billionaire Under Investigation 
Denver-born billionaire and philanthropist Robert Smith is under criminal investigation for potential tax crimes. The investigation is centered around the question of whether Smith owed taxes on about $200 million worth of assets that moved through the Caribbean. (Denver Post)

Federal Judges Speak Against Police Immunity
Two federal appeals judges are calling out colleagues who declined to review a decision to grant immunity to police who shot an unarmed motorist. (Colorado Politics)

Colorado Oil and Gas Regulations in Question
As Colorado’s new oil and gas regulatory body is discussing its “mission change,” two Colorado counties are questioning the state’s authority to establish minimum standards. (Denver Post)

A Denver Nightclub is in a Legal Dispute With the Landlord
The owner of a Denver nightclub is suing the club’s landlord, claiming he was misled into believing it was a “turnkey” property.



Utah Tests Non-Lawyer Practice Rules
Utah is already getting down to work with its new rules that allow non-lawyers, or even apps, to do some of the work of an attorney.

Judge Halts Mail-in Voting Challenge
A Pennsylvania judge stopped a Trump administration lawsuit challenging the state’s mail-in voting system.

Lawyer Accused of Stealing Client’s Settlement
A disbarred Pennsylvania attorney faces felony theft charges after prosecutors accused him of taking more than half of a client’s settlement in a case.

Golden State Killer Sentenced
The Golden State Killer has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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