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Legal Lasso: U.S. Supreme Court Ready For The Challenge

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READY FOR THE CHALLENGE: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday showed clear signs that it is ready to tackle the contentious issue of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act sooner rather than later, reports Law.com. On the first of three days of historic oral arguments on the health care law, the justices considered what could have been a show-stopping issue: whether the Court has jurisdiction to consider the issue now at all, or whether it has to wait until 2015, when the first taxpayer who refuses to buy health insurance under the so-called “individual mandate” is required to pay a penalty to the IRS.

READ HIS TOUGHTS: The Denver Post hooked up with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers after yesterday’s first day of arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court over Obamacare. Read what he had to say about it.

FOR ADDITIONAL COVERAGE: Including some of the oral arguments click here.

DENVER CONSIDERS ‘CAMPING’ BAN: In an effort to deal with increasing numbers of the homeless on Denver’s streets, the City Council is expected to consider an ordinance that would “ban unauthorized camping” throughout the city, reports the Denver Post. The City of Boulder considered a similar ban months ago.

JUDICIAL FINALISTS SELECTED: In the 18th Judicial District.

SETTLE THEY DID: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Colorado yesterday recovered $2 million from Gary-Williams Energy Co., which had allegedly violated the Federal False Claims Act by failing to pay money owed on oil acquired from the Department of the Interior.

BREAKING THE LAW WITH IMPUNITY? Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee.

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SPEAKING OF DRINKS: American craft beer sales grew 15 percent in 2011 as the niche topped 5 percent of the national volume share for the first time, according to statistics released Monday by the Boulder-based Brewers Association, reports the Denver Business Journal.

GOOD FOR YOU: Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP partner Kenzo Kawanabe has been honored with the Minoru Yasui Community Service Award presented by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) of Colorado.

10TH CIRCUIT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

COLORADO SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

YESTERDAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Supreme Court.

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

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