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Legal Lasso: Two District Attorneys Tackle Pot Issues

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WE’RE REPORTING about the Denver Post reporting about 60 Minutes reporting about medical marijuana, which included an interview of Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett.

IN OTHER DA/MEDICAL MARIJUANA NEWS: Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck today told The Colorado Independent that he plans to take an active role in Smart Colorado, the group hoping to thwart marijuana legalization in Colorado.

FIRE UPDATE: Crews make progress.

GOT TO FIRE FAST: First responders.

ADDING $20 MILLION TO THE EFFORTS: Gov. Hickenlooper approved $20 million in the efforts to fight the High Park fire.

KEEPING THE WHEELS ROLLIN’: Colorado Springs City Council denies the mayor’s request to kill FREX, the commuter bus between Colorado Springs and Denver.

FROM IN-HOUSE TO THE BIG HOUSE? Former Tadano America Corporation lawyer Anthony Chiofalo could be making the move from in-house to the big house. Chiofalo and his wife stand accused of funneling more than $9 million in company funds to a fictitious law firm he created last year.

WHAT THE $%&^? The town of Middleborough, Mass. has approved a $20 fine for cussing in public.

NOT LEARNING HER LESSON: She’s behind bars for supposedly plotting with her boyfriend to kill his wife.  Now the plot thickens. Michelle Gaiser has allegedly attempted to hire a sixth hit man. The first five were to kill her boyfriend’s wife.  This new murder-for-hire-plot that she’s supposedly working on from jail is to kill the other person in this love triangle her one time boyfriend.

NEW AT THE HELM: Randall Fons takes over at the Denver office of MoFo.

ALSO NEW: Lauren Schmidt, a shareholder with Brownstein, will be the firm’s new pro bono partner.

WE MAKE HEADLINES TO THE NORTH: Advocates of same-sex marriage in Colorado face a climb almost as steep as the mountains on the Denver horizon, The Globe and Mail writes. “A 2006 amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage passed easily and overturning it remains a distant dream for Brad Clark. The executive director of One Colorado, a gay-rights advocacy group, Mr. Clark is instead focused on a more modest goal: winning legal recognition for same-sex civil unions. If he succeeds any time soon, it will be a matter of third time lucky.”

AT 10:30 A.M.: Independent Ethics Commission executive director Jane Feldman speaks to Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists, Fluid Meeting Space, 501 E. 19th Ave. Members: Free. Nonmembers: $30.

AND THEN TONIGHT: Our women’s event, a fundraiser to benefit Underwearness. Join Law Week Colorado, Hunter + Geist and Special Counsel for a women’s event on June 13 from 5 – 7 p.m. at 910 Arts on Santa Fe. Good conversation, great women, benefiting Underwearness, and did we mention the Chocolate Therapist will be there to instruct on the benefits of chocolate? Register here or just show up at the door.

STATE BILL’S PARENT COMPANY, Circuit Media, has entered the Mission: Small Business grant contest, and it needs your help. Please follow the link to this site, log in using your Facebook account and cast your vote for Circuit Media in Denver, Colorado. Thanks!

GET YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLY ON! The Colorado Bar is organizing a school supply drive. Here’s where firms can get involved. And here’s a list of things they’re looking for if you just want to give.

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