Legal Lasso: Supreme Court Says Legislative Session May Be Extended

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Supreme Court Says Legislature May Extend Session
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the state legislature may extend its session after taking a recess because of the coronavirus.

Colorado Files Brief in Faithless Electors Case
Colorado filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in Colorado’s “faithless electors” case. The brief argues that the state Colorado is justified mandating that electors vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote.

10th Circuit Sides With Police in Drug Arrest Case
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the evidence seized from a drug deal in downtown Denver was legally obtained and was therefore admissible at trial.

Suspended Justice
The state courts have had to make a few changes to schedules on account of the pandemic. This month’s Hearsay podcast focuses on how changes to dockets now might cause a big backlog when the courts resume.

Homeless Organizations Sue for State Protections
Jason Flores Williams filed a lawsuit Denver County Court on behalf of homeless advocacy organizations asking a judge to order Colorado public-health officials to protect the homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Countries Consider Suspending Vaccine Patents
Countries around the world are looking at employing rarely used powers to suspend patent rights in order to have COVID-19 vaccines produced quickly and cheaply enough to fight the virus.

Texas Abortion Ban Can Continue
A federal appeals court is allowing Texas to enforce its pandemic-related abortion ban until the state’s arguments can be considered.

Austria Sued Over Ski Resort Outbreak
Austrian officials are being sued over their handling of a COVID-19 outbreak at a popular ski resort. Authorities are accused of reacting too late to the first signs of the coronavirus outbreak, contributing to the spread of the virus in Europe and beyond.

Hobby Lobby Forced to Comply
Hobby Lobby will finally close some of its Ohio stores in compliance with state state-at-home orders.

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