Gold Dome: Hickenlooper’s Not on the National Radar

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Gov. John Hickenlooper might be entertaining a presidential run, but polls consider him a longshot candidate on the national scene.

Jared Polis is outpacing gubernatorial opponent Walker Stapleton largely by funding his own campaign. So far, he’s raised $10 million more than Stapleton.

In the latest round of campaign finance reporting last week, attorney general candidates George Brauchler and Phil Weiser ended the quarter with similar amounts of cash on hand, though they raised different amounts. They are both sparring over where the others’ money came from, as well.

State voters will likely decide on oil and gas setbacks this November, but the Boulder City Council is going on the offensive against the oil and gas industry now by advancing measures to tax drillers for pollution they create.

A cold case from 1984 heated up this week, when the Denver Post received a tip that DNA evidence matches a Nevada inmate to a string of Colorado rapes and murders. Authorities are holding a news conference on Friday.

Seattle-based lawsuit Keller Rohrback is being tapped to represent a group of Colorado cities and counties in their lawsuit against makers and distributors of prescription.

Following the attorney general primary, Joe Salazar is returning to his private civil rights practice and is working on a memoir being described as a manifesto for progressives seeking office.

Defense lawyers in the Paul Manafort trial went on the offensive yesterday as they tried to undermine Rick Gates’ credibility by questioning him about an affair and a timeline of when he lied to the government and pleaded guilty to the crimes.

The West Virginia House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment for  against the four sitting justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals for a variety of reasons, but all charged with “unnecessary and lavish” spending of taxpayer dollars to renovate their offices.

A study examining interruptions during Supreme Court oral arguments was updated with findings saying that, in the most recent session, male-female interruptions were at their second-highest in 20 years. And as a plug for Law Week’s podcast, we previously looked at whether Colorado’s court has similar problems (it doesn’t, but there might be other things going on.)

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