Legal Lasso: Legislature Moves on Gun Violence Prevention

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Colorado Legislature Takes Steps on Gun Violence Prevention
With the closing of the state’s legislative session last week, Law Week took stock of some of the noteworthy firearm-related bills coming out of the 2021 session. Reporter Avery Martinez summarized the impacts of firearm related bills both passed and lost on everything from trying to allow concealed carry on school grounds to extending firearm background checks. In the 2021 session, Colorado took steps to sure up firearm legislation.

Colorado Looks to Publicly Fund Immigrant Legal Defense
After years of concerted effort, immigrant advocates are applauding the creation of a statewide Immigrant Legal Defense Fund for Colorado. Law Week reporter Avery Martinez has been following the fund’s movement for over a year, and you can learn more about the struggles of immigration legal defense in Colorado here.

Law Week’s Legislative Wrap Up
The 2021 Colorado legislative session came to a close last week, and the decisions made there will have lasting impact on the state and it’s population — including court reforms and impacts on the environment. Law Week looked at key takeaways of this session, so be sure to check out this week’s issue.


Federal Courts to Decide on Biden’s Hold of Oil & Gas
Two federal courts will soon decide whether to block President Joe Biden’s move to hold up federal oil and gas leasing. A Louisiana federal judge is set to issue a ruling Thursday requested by 13 states to block the pause on public lands and offshore fossil fuel by the Biden administration. Law Week Reporter Hank Lacey reports.

Could SpaceX Face Legal Challenges Over Night Sky Beauty?
As SpaceX launches “thousands” of satellites into orbit to offer global high-speed internet service a question has arisen — should the night sky be protected under law, or free and open for people to use as they see fit if they can access it? (Scientific American)

Indiana Legal Services File Suit on Governor’s End of Unemployment Benefits
Two free legal assistance organizations are suing Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s move to end Indiana’s extended unemployment benefits on June 19. In a release, it was claimed that ending benefits would cause irreparable harm to local clergy and “Hoosiers across the state.” (CBS 4)

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