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FOUR DOWN, FIVE TO GO: With decisions ranging from broadcast indecency to union fees and corporate fines, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the term’s biggest and likely most controversial rulings to come next week. The justices issued four opinions, including a narrow ruling in the long-awaited challenge to the indecency regulations of the Federal Communications Commission: FCC v. Fox, which was argued more than five months ago. After Thursday’s rulings, five cases remain (counting healthcare and life without parole for juvenile murders as one each). The Court will return on Monday and may schedule an additional decision day that week.
ACC NAMES VALUE CHAMPIONS. The standalone in-house departments to earn the championship title are GlaxoSmithKline, The Home Depot, Lucchini S.p.A., Medtronic, and Pfizer Inc.
FARMERS WILL CONTINUE SUFFERING IN NORTHERN COLORADO: Gov. John Hickenlooper told Weld County commissioners Tuesday that he doesn’t have the legal authority to issue an emergency order allowing northern Colorado farmers to pump water from an underground aquifer onto their parched fields.
STEPPING DOWN: John Bryson, a former Morrison & Foerster partner and cofounder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, has stepped down as U.S. Commerce Secretary after a suffering a seizure and being involved in a pair of hit-and-run car crashes earlier this month.
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HOW DO DIFFERENT GROUPS SPEND THEIR DAYS? This cool chart will tell you.
FILING SUIT AGAINST POLYGAMIST TOWNS: U.S. Justice Department.
WORKING TO STRIKE: Denver-office building janitors.
IS BOULDER CITY COUNCIL ABOVE THE LAW? This column asks the question.
WHO KNEW? Today is bring your dog to work day. This office happens to have two happy pups this morning.
WE’D LIKE TO TEST-DRIVE THIS: Tesla premieres its new electric version. Yes, please!
LATERAL WATCH: Fisher & Phillips adds one (second in as many weeks).
LATERAL WATCH: Davis Graham & Stubbs keeps growing.
LATERAL WATCH: McElroy Deutsch adds one.
COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.
NEXT WEEK’S FEDERAL COURT CALENDARS available here.
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