Week of June 25 – July 1, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision that an illegal gratuity payment of $13,000 was made to a local official in Indiana, stating that accepting payment after an act is a gratuity and isn't a crime to accept. The high court also ruled this week that Purdue Pharma’s proposed reorganization plan violates bankruptcy code because it would release the Sackler family from future claims. The Supreme Court this week also overruled its landmark 1984 Chevron doctrine, stating in a June 28 opinion that courts, not statutory agencies, have a duty to say what the law is. Also this week, John Walsh won the Denver DA primary and Law Week rounded up DA primary results across the state's 23 judicial districts. And more locally in the courts, the Colorado Supreme Court held that a REDDI tip of a drunk driver established reasonable suspicion to justify a police stop.