Legal Lasso: Derek Chauvin Trial Comes to a Close

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IN LOCAL NEWS

Rail in Colorado
The Biden administration is planning on investing in rail throughout the U.S., but that doesn’t necessarily mean Colorado will be seeing too many big changes in its rail infrastructure.

Biden’s Supreme Court Reform
Despite Democrats planning to introduce legislation that would expand the U.S. Supreme Court, President Biden’s Supreme Court reform review commission isn’t likely to look too deeply into the subject.

A Gap in Review of Child Restraints
Lawyers say Colorado laws are toothless when it comes to oversight and enforcement of restraints used on children in schools

Boulder Residents Rally for Gun Reform
Boulder residents and officials rallied to demand gun reforms at the state legislature — particularly to push Gov. Jared Polis to support an assault weapons ban that has been moved off the priority list this year.

Regardless of Chauvin Trial Outcome, There’s More Work Ahead
Demonstrators have already been gathering at the state Capitol to protest police shootings ahead of the decision in the Derek Chauvin trial.

IN NATIONAL NEWS

Chauvin Trial Comes to a Close
Jurors in the trial for former police officer Derek Chauvin will hear closing arguments today. And many in Minneapolis as well as around the country are nervously awaiting the outcome.

Retirement Account can be Used to Pay Restitution
A federal judge in New York has ruled that the federal government can tap a former BigLaw partner’s retirement account to help cover the $10.4 million restitution order after he was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire and securities fraud.

SCOTUS Grants Cert in Confrontation Clause Case
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a case involving the Confrontation Clause — particularly whether criminal defendants waive the constitutional right to confront witnesses when they agree to admit certain evidence.

BigLaw Firm Announces Associate Raises
BigLaw firm King & Spalding announced special bonuses for associates and that the firm is moving to a unified compensation and bonus structure for all U.S. associates, which will bump up pay for associates in smaller offices.

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