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Legal Lasso: ‘You Want An Appeal? Well, You Can’t Have It’

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TO SAVE $25,000, THE ARAPAHOE COUNTY BOARD charged with considering property-tax-assessment appeals has denied all requests from commercial and vacant-land owners who use an attorney. County officials said they were trying to streamline the appeals process; some tax attorneys worry that their clients have been denied a state-protected right to appeal. QUOTED: “It’s discrimination,” said Ray Meissner, who has represented businesses during the appeals process for 23 years.

ATTORNEYS, POLITICIANS AND CITY WORKERS turned out en mass to celebrate the swearing in of new City Attorney Doug Friednash.

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT: Mayor Hancock urges rail project wrap-up, is hopeful on tax vote.

LAWYERING UP BIG TIME: Rupert Murdoch.

SURELY SOME SMART LAWYERS WILL FIGURE IT ALL OUT: Douglas County school voucher mess.

FINALLY, SOME GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS: The apartment vacancy rate in Colorado in the second quarter fell dropping to the lowest rate recorded since 2001, according to a state report released today.

CAN’T MAKE ITS BUSINESS GROW PROFITABLY: AeroGrow.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

REST IN PEACE: James L. Castrodale, formerly of the Montrose DA’s office.

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HE SAID IT: “It was a very good day for us and a very good day for the Colorado Constitution.” — ACLU Legal Director Mark Silverstein, on Dougco school voucher ruling.

SHE SAID IT: “Arapahoe County is always looking to use taxpayer dollars in the most efficient manner possible. When you look historically at how many of these cases have moved on to the state board of appeal and have requested that they get an administrative denial, they thought it was the best use of Arapahoe County taxpayers’ dollars.” — Andrea Rasizer, spokeswoman.

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