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Legal Lasso: Presidential Visit And Supreme Court News Edition

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SHUFFLING THE DECK WITH HIS DECISION: In leading the majority ruling on the landmark Affordable Care Act cases, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. managed to stay true to his conservative roots while still crafting a majority that upheld the law that conservatives so roundly hate. In so doing, he may have pulled off what once seemed impossible: a 5-4 ruling against the individual mandate on Commerce Clause grounds, while keeping the court — and his legacy — unsullied by charges of elbowing Congress aside or deciding the case on the basis of political or policy preference.

READING INTO HIS DEMEANOR: A growing number of people are questioning Justice Scalia’s demeanor on the bench.

DID YOU KNOW? Here are some interesting facts about the U.S. Supreme Court.

A LOOK INTO WHERE STATES STAND ON IMPLEMENTING THE NEW LAW.

FIGHT BETWEEN JUSTICE DEPT. AND CONGRESS is getting nasty.

REACTION TO YESTERDAY’S HEALTH-CARE RULING from Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

FIRE UPDATE.

PRES. OBAMA WILL VISIT COLORADO TODAY.

PUC REJECTS XCEL ENERGY PROPOSAL: A bid by Xcel Energy to limit Boulder customers’ access to renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs has been rejected by the state Public Utilities Commission — at least for now. The decision essentially preserves the status quo for Boulder’s Xcel customers while the city looks into forming a municipal utility.

GOOD FOR YOU: Three Colorado companies were singled out for promise as social entrepreneurs.

THE PEDIGREE PROBLEM: How law schools may be hurting the profession.

THIS IS A DISCUSSION WE CAN GET BEHIND: The use of the Oxford comma and other grammar insights.

BETTER DO YOUR HOMEWORK, especially when you’re hiring international outside counsel.

LOOKING TO KEEP SEX OFFENDERS OFF FACEBOOK: An increasing number of states.

STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Boulder detectives in the JonBenet Ramsey case.

FINALISTS NAMED for Jefferson County Court openings.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

COLORADO SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

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