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Prominent Dem Attorney Shepherd Censured For Overstating Diversity Totals

Willie Shepherd, a Democratic political insider whose departure in 2009 from the law firm he co-founded raised a stir in local legal circles, received a public censure today for misrepresentations he made while at that firm.

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How News Orgs Covered Colo. AG Suthers’ Decision To Sue Over Health Care

Tweet STATE BILL COLORADO President Barack Obama this morning signed comprehensive health reform into law. Here’s how Colorado news organizations covered Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ promise to join a lawsuit over the legislation. Associated Press: Colorado Attorney General John Suthers is joining a national lawsuit to try to block federal health care legislation — […]

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HB10-1269: Measure Puts Penalty on Employer in Lawsuits

When discrimination happens in the workplace, employees who have unfairly lost their jobs have few places to turn for help, particularly on the Western Slope, supporters of a bill to fix that say.

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Ex-Colorado PUC Chair Gifford, 5 Others Switch Law Firms

Six attorneys have left Denver law firm Kamlet Reichert to join Washington, D.C.-based Wilkinson Barker & Knauer, a firm that does not currently have a Denver office.

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SB10-136: Bill Makes It Harder For Exec Branch To Hire Outside Counsel

Sen. Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch, doesn’t want branches of government to hire outside counsel, the way Gov. Ritter did last year, without a decent explanation. That’s why he’s sponsoring SB10-136.

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HB10-1184: DUI Felony Bill To Be Heard Monday By House Panel

A bill that makes a third DUI conviction a felony is scheduled to be heard Monday afternoon by a House committee.

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HB10-1168: ‘Trial Lawyer Hypocrisy Act,’ Hillman Says

“If there’s one thing personal injury lawyers are especially good at, it’s exploiting the misfortunes of their clients while devising new ways to line their own pockets,” Mark Hillman writes.

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Cory Gardner Still Hoping To ‘Make My Day Better’

The Yuma Republican will make a fourth attempt this session to expand to business owners and employees the law that allows residents to use deadly force to protect their households.

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Teen Receives Colorado’s First Texting-While-Driving Ticket

Aurora Police cited Jordyn Lucas under Colorado’s two-month-old ban on texting while driving.

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Colo. Bills Out to Get Tough on DUIs

More than 7,000 Colorado drivers would face mandatory jail sentences each year if legislators carry out their promises to get tough with people who repeatedly drink and drive.

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