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Senate Candidates Debate
John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff debated police reform, the Green New Deal, pandemics and Hickenlooper’s ethics complaint last night.

Police Reform Bill Passes Senate
Colorado’s major police reform bill passed in the state Senate with a 32-1 vote. The bill is expected to make it through the House and land on the governor’s desk. (Denver Post)

Aurora Makes Changes
And in Aurora, lawmakers asked fora review of the death of Elijah McClain, who was killed by police last year, and the city announced immediate policy changes for police use of force.

Senate Approves Gallagher Amendment Ballot Measure
The Senate also gave approval to a ballot measure that would repeal the Gallagher Amendment in an effort to help with the state’s budget shortfall. (Denver Post)

DA Won’t Press Charges 
Denver DA Beth McCann said her office declined to press charges against a Department of Corrections investigator who shot a 16-year-old outside his home.



ABA President Urges DHS to Change Removal Practices for Children
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez says the Department of Homeland Security is removing unaccompanied children without giving them their proper removal hearings.

ABA Calls for COVID-19 Support for Law Firms in Marijuana Industry
Also from the ABA — the bar association is joining calls to ask the federal government to extend its COVID-19 protections to law firms with marijuana clients. (

No Antifa Connections in Federal Charges
Despite claims that Antifa is behind the violence at protests around the country, federal records are showing no links to the movement.

Perkins Coie Represents Black Lives Matter in Seattle
Perkins Coie is representing Black Lives Matter in a new lawsuit against the City of Seattle, accusing local police officers of using “unconstitutional” force during recent protests.

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