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DA’s Husband Faces Arson Charges
Christopher Linsmayer, the husband of Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, could face a handful of arson charges for igniting fires on family property in Kremmling, in violation of local burn bans.
Judge Refuses to Reduce Bond for Security Guard Involved in Shooting
Denver District Judge John Madden IV expressed skepticism about the self-defense claims of the security guard who shot and killed a demonstrator at a protest earlier in October. (Denver Post)
Public Defender Who Skipped Trial Will Wait for Sentencing
A judge delayed sentencing for the public defender cited with contempt of court for not showing up for a trial out of concern about COVID-19 exposure. (Colorado Springs Gazette)
10th Circuit Blocks Coal Company from Road Construction
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked a coal company from construction of roads and drilling pads in National Forest area until the federal courts resolves lawsuits between it and conservation groups.
Aspen Attorney Pleads Guilty to Harassment
An Aspen attorney pleaded guilty to class 3 misdemeanor harassment in Pitkin County Court for sending a woman “obscene” text messages.
BigLaw Firm Prepared to Leave the Office Behind
Law firm life might never return to the way it was, if international law firm Eversheds Sutherland is any indication.
Appellate Court Reverses Late-Ballot Ruling
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s election decision, ruling that mail-in ballots received after 8 p.m. and in person after 3 p.m. on Election Day should be separated from other ballots.
SCOTUS to Hear Religious Freedom Case
Justice Amy Coney Barrett will be on the bench to hear a LGBT discrimination case scheduled for Tuesday.
Marriott Hit With Major Fine
Marriott International Inc. was fined 18.4 million pounds, or $23.9 million, by the U.K. privacy regulator for failing to protect the data of millions of customers during a hacking attack on reservation databases.
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