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Two Anti-Fracking Initiatives to Appear on November Ballot

Two Anti-Fracking Initiatives to Appear on November Ballot

New restrictive measures concern both oil industry and environmentalists alike By Sarah Green LAW WEEK COLORADO After months of battling between environmental groups and the oil and gas industry, two anti-fracking initiatives moved closer to appearing on the Nov. 8 ballot. Yes for Health and Safety Over Fracking successfully gathered the required 98,492 valid petition […]

Lawsuits Pile Up for Embattled ‘Over the River’ Project

Lawsuits Pile Up for Embattled ‘Over the River’ Project

Environmental concerns drive cases in several areas of law By Kara Mason LAW WEEK COLORADO In 1996, artists Christo and now late wife Jean-Claude went to the Bureau of Land Management with an idea for an art installation that has become a massive legal battle in Southern Colorado — one which still wages after the […]

10th Judicial District Court Vacancy Announced 

10th Judicial District Court Vacancy Announced 

LAW WEEK COLORADO The 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission is calling for nominees to fill a vacancy. The commission will meet Oct. 28 at the Pueblo Combined Court to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 10th Judicial District, which covers Pueblo County. The vacancy, […]

Legal Lasso: The Gloves Are Off Edition

Legal Lasso: The Gloves Are Off Edition

The fight for president is certainly escalating as Hillary Clinton takes a more direct approach in calling Donald Trump racist and saying the Republican party has been taken over by radicals. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! […]

EPA Opponents Eye November Election

EPA Opponents Eye November Election

Next president could modify scope of agency’s contentious Clean Power Plan outside of pending legal challenges By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO As a legion of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan head to oral argument next month, some opponents hope the executive office itself might put an end to the […]

‘Waters of the United States’ Rule Remains Jurisdictional Morass

‘Waters of the United States’ Rule Remains Jurisdictional Morass

August 25, 2016

Embattled rule dammed up by courts, awaiting resolution By Doug Chartier LAW WEEK COLORADO What the U.S. government calls a clarification in a water law, states are calling a federal power grab. For the past year, Colorado has been among the states locked in a legal battle against the federal government over the Army Corps […]

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3rd Judicial District Attorney Avoids Suspension

3rd Judicial District Attorney Avoids Suspension

August 25, 2016

Frank Ruybalid faces a longer probation but will keep an active law license By Tony Flesor LAW WEEK COLORADO The presiding disciplinary judge on Wednesday issued an order extending the probation but denying a request to suspend the law license of the 3rd Judicial District Attorney Frank Ruybalid. The order is likely the final action in […]

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Legal Lasso: Can't Even Give These Away Edition

Legal Lasso: Can’t Even Give These Away Edition

August 25, 2016

You know journalism is in trouble when a contest to win a newspaper can’t get the minimum number of entrants. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF We want to hear […]

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Finalists Named for Archuleta County Court Vacancy

Finalists Named for Archuleta County Court Vacancy

August 24, 2016

LAW WEEK COLORADO In a meeting held Tuesday in Durango, the 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission nominated three candidates for an Archuleta County court judgeship. Justin Fay of Bayfield, and Kenneth Miller and Matthew Roane, both of Pagosa Springs, are the finalists to fill the vacancy that will be created Sept. 20 by the retirement […]

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Governor to Pick From Three for 6th Judicial District Judge

Governor to Pick From Three for 6th Judicial District Judge

August 24, 2016

LAW WEEK COLORADO The 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission has narrowed the field of candidates for a district court judgeship to three finalists. Vying for the vacancy, which will be created by Judge Gregory Lyman’s retirement effective Jan. 10, 2017, are Sean Murray, Todd Norvell and David Ottman, all of Durango. The commission chose the […]

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Kristin Bronson is the New Denver City Attorney

Kristin Bronson is the New Denver City Attorney

August 24, 2016

Hancock’s pick will leave national firm to lead one of Colorado’s ‘largest public law offices’ By Hannah Garcia LAW WEEK COLORADO Denver’s new city attorney will make the leap into the public sector after 20 years in private practice. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock introduced Kristin Bronson, a civil litigator and partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber […]

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Western Energy Alliance Sues BLM for Cancelled Lease Sales

Western Energy Alliance Sues BLM for Cancelled Lease Sales

August 24, 2016

BakerHostetler represents group challenging the agency By Sarah Green LAW WEEK COLORADO BakerHostetler on Aug. 11 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on behalf of the Western Energy Alliance, a pro-industry group that focuses on environmental and public lands policy issues. The group hopes to hold the […]

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Legal Lasso: Earthquake in Italy

Legal Lasso: Earthquake in Italy

August 24, 2016

While you were sleeping, a major earthquake shook central Italy, focused on the town of Amatrice, killing at least 73. Editor’s Note: Stay on top of this news story and the rest of our daily legal news by liking Law Week Colorado on Facebook! COMPILED BY LAW WEEK COLORADO’S NEWS STAFF We want to hear […]

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