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Recommendations for Federal Seats
Last week, Colorado’s two U.S. senators put forward recommendations for a federal judgeship as well as for the U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshal positions.

Pressure Builds for Judicial Changes
The editorial urges the state Judicial Department to seek out reform or prepare for voters to bring their own changes to the department. (Denver Post)

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Legal Issues for Naming Superintendent Finalists
As four of the five largest school districts in Colorado search for a new superintendent, they’re balancing public interest and legal restrictions in how they share information about finalists.

Ethics Watchdog Eyes Rep. Boebert
An ethics watchdog group has filed a formal request asking for an investigation into what it calls “exorbitant” travel costs for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s election campaign.

DOL Moves Forward With Unemployment Boost
The Colorado Department of Labor will begin rolling out extra benefits from the federal government for unemployed Coloradans on Feb. 22.



SCOTUS Overturns California Religious Restrictions
In Justice Amy Coney Barret’s first signed opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled that California’s coronavirus restrictions that prohibit singing and chanting at indoor church services is unconstitutional.

Impeachment Defense Focuses on Politics
Former President Donald Trump’s attorneys called the impeachment trial — set to begin tomorrow — a “brazen political act” and said the Democrats leading the impeachment are trying to silence a political opponent.

Kyle Rittenhouse Looks for a New Lawyer
The lawyer who raised legal money for the legal defense of the teen suspected of shooting and killing someone at a Kenosha, Wisconsin, demonstration has been fired by his defendant client.

Lawyer’s Jeopardy Win Streak
A Perkins Coie associate is advancing to Jeopardy’s tournament of champions after winning six games.

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