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Legal Lasso: Weekend Roundup

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HEALTH-CARE RIFT WILL HEAL QUICKLY say the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. Members of the U.S. Supreme Court predict that any rifts among justices in the wake of the landmark health-care decision are likely to heal quickly and that collegiality will return when the Court reconvenes for its next term.

THIRD ROUND OF LETTERS EXPECTED: U.S. Attorney John Walsh has sent out two waves of closure-threat letters to medical marijuana dispensaries near schools – and his spokesman reveals that a third wave is coming. But could Walsh’s targets in Colorado expand to so-called marijuana superstores, as has taken place in California? His office rep says there are no such plans at present, but at least one advocate is concerned.

CONTINUING HIS SEARCH: Secretary of State Scott Gessler has taken his most expansive step yet to identify noncitizens who may be registered to vote, filing open- records requests with jails in 10 of Colorado’s largest counties for lists of anyone held on an immigration detainer since 2010.

TAKING STATE’S SIDE: University of Colorado Board of Regents, who voted 6-2 last week to side with the state in the Lobato suit.

STORY BEHIND DEWEY, more than greed?

MALPRACTICE LAW FROM COAST TO COAST.

IS THIS A CASE OF LAWYERS TALKING OUT OF SCHOOL? Ballot lawsuit.

LAW OFFICE TO CONSULATE.

WHERE GREENS DO WELL: San Miguel County.

TODAY, HICKENLOOPER JOINS Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to meet with executives at Chrysler Group LLC, General Motors Co., and Ford Motor Company in Detroit. The governors will discuss with the automakers the multistate agreement Colorado and Oklahoma initiated last fall with 11 other states to promote the use of natural gas vehicles.

10TH CIRCUIT ARGUMENT SCHEDULE

TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Supreme Court.

COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS’ oral argument schedule.

THIS WEEK’S CBA CALENDAR

LATEST LAW WEEK SURVEYS

SAVE THE DATE: Circuit Media’s party to celebrate Colorado’s newly elected legislature will be held at the History Colorado Center on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Sponsorship details for Capitol Rock are available by emailing us at info@circuitmedia.com.

THE NEWS SEEN

THIS WEEK’S FEDERAL COURT CALENDARS available here.

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