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Protester Killed in Denver
Two opposing protests boiled over in downtown Denver Saturday when a security guard for 9News shot and killed a demonstrator who showed up to rally for the police department. (Denver Post)

Senate Seats Up in the Air
Eighteen state Senate seats will be decided by November’s election, and the results could create a significant power swing yet again.

Ski Areas Look to Act Fast on Hiring Immigrant Workers
A federal judge in California struck down a Trump administration ban on workers using temporary immigrant visas, and Colorado ski areas are rejoicing.

Court Livestreams Aren’t Open for Recording
A Denver district judge clarified just how open the courts are during coronavirus. Just because video of a murder trial is being streamed online, that doesn’t mean journalists may record the proceedings to publish online.

Oil and Gas Operator Violates Noise Ordinance
Extraction Oil and Gas was found guilty of violating Broomfield noise ordinances in failing to submit a noise modeling study. (Daily Camera)



SCOTUS Confirmation Commences
The Senate Judiciary Committee has started its confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett this morning. Notable so far, Sen. Mike Lee is back at work, despite testing positive for coronavirus 11 days ago.

ABA Gives its Stamp of Approval
The ABA has given Barrett a “well qualified” rating, though a minority of the committee gave her a “qualified” rating.

Judge Dismisses Trump Campaign Lawsuit
A federal judge in Pennsylvania threw out a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign challenging to the state’s poll-watching law and its efforts to limit how mail-in ballots can be collected and which of them can be counted.

And You Thought Your Bar Exam Experience Was Stressful…
The most extreme online bar exam story so far deals with a woman who took the exam while going into labor and finishing the next day of the test from the hospital after giving birth.

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