Gold Dome: The History of Court Packing

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President Donald Trump has had two opportunities to appoint Supreme Court justices and might have a third. Law Week’s latest podcast explores Trump’s role in reshaping the courts and the history of using the courts as a political tool.

After striking yesterday, teachers are back at the bargaining table with the district today. Teachers will still be striking while negotiations resume, though.

According to a federal regulatory document, a lobbyist from Denver-based Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, working on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia, sought and ultimately obtained a meeting with a White House official last year amid the outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Companies last year increased their purchases of renewable energy by double.

And a lawsuit against DPS claims the strike is harming students with disabilities and that the district needs to provide special education services while the strike is on. The school district responded by saying the lawsuit was based on speculation that those services weren’t already being provided.

The Colorado Ethics Commission is moving forward with the investigation of an ethics complaint accusing former Gov. John Hickenlooper of accepting perks like free trips on private jets and lodging.

Rep. Joe Neguse discussed hitting the group running as a new congressman and his hopes to bring some Colorado camaraderie to Washington, D.C.

Negotiators in Congress have reached a tentative deal that would avoid another partial government shutdown. The agreement includes $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexican border.


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