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Supreme Court Declines Campaign Finance Case
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to take a case supported by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser that might have clarified whether Congress and state legislatures can limit Super PAC contributions.
Man Pleads Not Guilty to Hitting Police With Car
A man accused of intentionally swerving his car into three police officers during a George Floyd protest pleaded not guilty. (Denver Post)
Boulder Man Sentenced for Mortgage Scheme
A Boulder man has been sentenced for bank fraud and identity theft through a scheme to sell 144 fraudulent mortgage loans.
Redistricting Commission Sees a Shortage of Applicants
Colorado’s redistricting commission struggled to find qualified, and diverse, applicants to fill positions before today’s deadline.
Denver Approves City Budget
The Denver City Council approved the city’s budget last night, with some additions for police reform eviction defense. (Denver Post)
DOJ Official Steps Down
A Department of Justice official who oversees investigations of voting crimes resigned after Attorney General William Barr authorized U.S. attorneys to probe allegations of election fraud.
SCOTUS Considers Individual Mandate
The Affordable Care Act is once again before the U.S. Supreme Court, with justices hearing arguments today in a case that questions whether the individual mandate is unconstitutional. The different makeup of the court makes the success of this renewed challenge unclear.
BigLaw Attorneys Express Concerns About Trump Lawsuits
Lawyers at BigLaw firms working for President Donald Trump in his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election are expressing concern that their work is harming the integrity of elections. (New York Times)
DOJ Clears Postmates Acquisition
The Justice Department has cleared Uber’s acquisition of Postmates, finding the deal clear of antitrust issues.
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