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The Shove And The Glower: Who’s At Fault?

The disciplinary hearing for Centennial attorney Mark E. Brennan became physical during closing arguments on the third and final day, when Brennan shoved and then glowered at Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel prosecutor Kim Ikeler. SEE THE VIDEO.

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Court Fireworks: Attorney Brennan Slapped With Contempt Citations

Attorney Mark E. Brennan did himself no favors during a disciplinary hearing to decide his professional fate, when he alternately referred to opposing council as a “worm,” and implied the father of one witness was a Klansman. He drew two contempt citations from Judge William Lucero, pictured.

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Wednesday Trial Watch: Iraq Veteran Arraigned On Rape Charges

Spc. Robert Hull Marko’s arraignment hearing and more from Law Week Colorado’s Peter Rossi.

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A Chink In TABOR’s Armor: Mill-Levy Ruling Reverberates Widely

Thanks to the most important Colorado Supreme Court opinion released this year so far, state lawmakers are now free to increase state revenue by more than $2 billion by repealing tax credits and exemptions most had considered untouchable under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR.

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Severe Potty Mouth Nets Two-Month Suspension

Even the most cool-headed lawyers lose their temper sometimes. But the next time you are at the end of your rope with opposing counsel or a judge, remember that anything you say can be used against you by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

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Be Nice Or Be Disciplined

Colorado attorney Mark E. Brennan is scheduled to appear before a three-person panel this week, which will decide whether his lapses in congeniality in court warrant disciplinary action. PHOTO BY MARK MANGER

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Tuesday Trial Watch: Judge Denies DA Chambers’ Motion

On Monday, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour denied District Attorney Carol Chambers’ motion to postpone the appointment of a special prosecutor to file charges against two men accused of raping Julie Stene in 2000, the Denver Post reports.

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Monday Trial Watch: First Lawsuit Filed In Hep-C Ordeal

Bernadette Romero filed the first lawsuit Friday in Denver District Court against HealthOne and its former employee Kristen Parker for being exposed to Hepatitis C from dirty needles Parker had used. Romero has not received the results of her test yet.

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Video: CU Says Churchill Decision Victory For Faculty Governance

CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano and attorney Patrick O’Rourke meet the press following Denver Chief Judge Larry Naves’ decision this week.

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Reliving A Tragic Ride

An escalator ride is rarely, if ever, memorable. But for approximately 100 people riding the three-story escalator near Gate C at Coors Field after a sold-out Colorado Rockies game and fireworks show in July 2003, it was a harrowing ride they will never forget.

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