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Legal Lasso: Weekend Roundup

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AIN’T NO GOING BACK: A story on the front page of the Wall Street Journal’s B section says the move by law schools to reduce enrollment numbers reflects a new reality: the legal profession may never return to its prerecession prosperity.

CO SUPREME COURT SAYS NO RIGHT TO POT: The state’s high court declined to hear a case about whether Colorado’s constitution guarantees the right to smoke marijuana, the Denver Post reports.

A WIN FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS: A Denver district court last week dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Colorado Mining Association challenging the adoption of Colorado’s Regional Haze Plan.

DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH: The proposed lease of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs by University of Colorado Health includes a $185 million payment meant for the Public Employees’ Retirement Association of Colorado, the Colorado Springs Business Journal reports

OPEN RECORDS WINDOW CLOSES A BIT: Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed a bill that clarifies exceptions to the Colorado Open Records Act. The bill, which Hickenlooper referred to as “imperfect but necessary,” sets new rules for public review of voted ballots.

CADET CHOOSES WRONG DRIVER FOR IMPROPER STOP: A Denver Public Safety cadet driving a Denver police cruiser pulled over a motorist last week – a no-no for cadets – and it happened to be an investigator for the Denver District Attorney’s office. Oops.

10TH CIRCUIT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

COLORADO SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

NO ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE COLORADO SUPREME COURT TODAY. :(

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

THIS WEEK’S CBA CALENDAR

LATEST LAW WEEK SURVEYS

GOV. JOHN HICKENLOOPER toured the High Park Fire scene Sunday morning. “This is the fire a lot of folks in Larimer County have always worried about,” he said. “We are throwing everything at it that we can.”Four helicopters and two air tankers dropped water and flame retardant, 250 firefighters and 15 engines worked on the ground. There are no plans for containment at this point as firefighters focus on structure protection and evacuation, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith said.

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER: Independent Ethics Commission executive director Jane Feldman speaks Wednesday to the Colorado Association of Professional Lobbyists. Register here.

METRO STATE’S BIG GAMBLE

IT’S HARD TO RECONCILE educator at center of Colorado cheating scandal.

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!

FOCUS ON PHILANTHROPY: 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.

THE NEWS SEEN

THIS WEEK’S FEDERAL COURT CALENDARS available here.

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