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SITE SECURED: The Denver location of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office will be in Byron Rogers Federal building.

RACE PLAYS A ROLE IN SENTENCING says new study. (Researchers spent seven years collecting and analyzing decades of data on felony sentencing in Cook County, Ill., to determine whether and how race affected the way judges decided to send defendants to prison and for how long.)

IN COURT: Anderson Hemmat & Levine against a former client.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Loveland’s City Council are targeting citizens and petroleum producers as it works to create rules for oil and gas drilling.

SEC MAKES FIRST WHISTLEBLOWER PAYMENT and hints at more to come.

YOU LOVE THE HARD COPY EDITION, why not learn more about the e-book version of the C.R.S. Circuit Media and the CBA-CLE are publishing the Colorado Revised Statutes in eBook format!  Available in October, you’ll be able to download it to your eReader or smartphone for access anywhere.  Looking for referrals to increase business? Advertising in the C.R.S. eBook offers a cost-effective way to be seen by thousands of attorneys daily.  For all the details, email us at info@circuitmedia.com.

THAT WAS QUITE A DISCOVERY: Officials say they discovered a hidden pot growing operation in the mountains outside Colorado Springs during the destructive Waldo Canyon Fire — a crop that had 7,500 plants and an estimated street value of $15 million.

BUSY DAY FOR NEW ADDITIONS YESTERDAY: Foster Graham, Sheridan Ross and Collins Cockrel & Cole all add one.

ALSO NEW: The replacement for Judge Valeria Spencer in the 18th Judicial District — Theresa Slade.

JUST A HANDFUL OF SEATS REMAIN for our GC Forum next week.  Learn more here. If you’re in-house counsel and would like to attend, RSVP here.

STRUGGLING WITH LIQUOR LICENSE PROBLEM: Boulder’s City Council.

WEIGHING IN ON AKIN: This Skadden Arps associate.

PRESIDENT ROMNEY? An electoral college predictor — built by two University of Colorado professors — says it will likely happen.

YOUR CULTURE DOSE FOR TODAY: Funnyman Bill Murray reading lawyer turned poet Wallace Stevens’ work.

TODAY’S 10TH CIRCUIT DECISIONS

TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS from the Colorado Court of Appeals.

HAVE A GO TO EXPERT? Tell us about him or her for our annual experts issue.

HAVE A BEST LAWYER? We’re interested in hearing about new additions to this year’s Best Lawyers list — or some of your veterans who had an interesting year. What made your attorneys stand out for Best Lawyers? Drop us a line here.

SHE SAID IT: “If people got drunk and went to their rooms and wrote poetry, who cares?” — Boulder City Councilwoman Suzanne Jones, on why the city council is looking to change liquor licensing.

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