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Legal Lasso: Metro State Holding Its Ground

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HOLDING ITS GROUND: Metro State in talks with Joint Budget Committee. Over the course of an intense, sometimes testy hour, officials from Metropolitan State College of Denver met on Wednesday with members of the state legislature’s Joint Budget Committee to discuss its controversial new tuition rate for illegal immigrant students. In a packed room, Metro State President Stephen Jordan and Metro board member Melody Harris responded to pointed questions from JBC chair Rep. Cheri Gerou and Rep. Kent Lambert, both Republicans.

HOLDER HELD IN CONTEMPT: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along party lines and approved a contempt of Congress report against Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. yesterday, a rare step with the potential for battles on the House floor and in federal courts during a contentious election year.

DEADLOCKED JURY TOLD TO KEEP WORKING: After 11 days of deliberation, more than 1,900 exhibits and more than two months of testimony, the jury in the Philadelphia priest sex-abuse trial reported late Wednesday morning that they have reached unanimity on one charge but that they have not been able to agree on four other charges.

THAT’S A NO-NO: Boulder County told it can’t ban fracking.

IN OTHER OIL & GAS NEWS, the Colorado Land Board will lease land in Weld County.

AND IN EVEN MORE OIL & GAS NEWS: The town of Erie will charge oil and gas drillers twice as much as water.

NEXT ON THE DEWEY DOCKET: Real-estate purge.

PRICEY MALPRACTICE SUIT.

DEFENSE RESTS IN SANDUSKY TRIAL.

NEW AT THE HELM: Karen Lockwood at NITA.

GOOD FOR YOU: LMG Life Sciences honors Snell & Wilmer attorney.

WE’LL TAKE MORE OF THIS COOL WEATHER FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS.

PRO-BUILD HOMES ELIMINATES 127 CORPORATE JOBS.

GOOD NEWS IF YOUR RIDE NEEDS FIXIN’.

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