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455 ABA Journal Colorado articles.

Judge is suspended after he’s accused of pointing AR-15-style rifle at stepson

A Colorado judge has been censured and suspended without pay for 30 days after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge based on an accusation that he pointed an AR-15-style rifle at his stepson.

SCOTUS should uphold long-standing precedent in case involving objection to same-sex marriage, ABA says

The ABA is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to again reject arguments by private businesses that claim First Amendment exemptions from laws that prohibit discrimination in the provision of public accommodations.

Student expelled for offensive Snapchat post can sue school district, 10th Circuit says

A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado high-school student can sue over his one-year expulsion for an off-campus, offensive Snapchat post.

Teen charged in deadly fire challenges police use of Google searches to find suspects

Lawyers for a Denver teenager charged in an arson fire that killed five people contend that police unconstitutionally used Google’s database of keyword searches to find suspects.

2 law firms add dozens of lawyers through mergers with smaller firms

Two larger law firms have announced mergers with smaller firms that add dozens of lawyers and expand their footprints.

Law dean known for encouraging creative thinking around diversity in legal ed dies at conference

Browne C. Lewis, the dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, was found dead in her hotel room Thursday while in Colorado attending the Law School Admission Council’s annual conference.

Uvalde, Texas, police had no legal duty to act, experts say; Supreme Court precedent cited

Updated: Police in Uvalde, Texas, are unlikely to face civil liability for failing to rush in to confront shooter Salvador Ramos, 18, at Robb Elementary School last week, experts told several publications.

Patient billed about $230K for surgery after $1,300 estimate is protected by contract law, state supreme court says

Contract law protects a patient who was billed about $230,000 for surgery, despite being told that her cost after insurance would be about $1,300, the en banc Colorado Supreme Court ruled last week.

Judge criticizes ‘nasty litigation tactics’ while sanctioning BigLaw firm

A federal judge in Colorado has sanctioned Seyfarth Shaw and its client for misconduct during the discovery process.

Ex-law prof advised counting mail-in ballots at ‘prorated amount’ to swing Pennsylvania to Trump

Retired Chapman University law professor John Eastman advised a Pennsylvania lawmaker to count mail-in ballots at a “prorated amount,” giving the state legislature justification to install pro-Trump electors, according to newly released emails.

Appeals court voids firm fee imposed on departing lawyers who take clients with them

The Colorado Court of Appeals has addressed two issues of first impression that relate to law firm agreements that aim to prevent departing attorneys from taking clients with them.

Lawyer gets 3-year suspension after alleged shooting of driver at BLM protest

A Colorado lawyer has received a three-year suspension from law practice following his guilty plea for allegedly shooting the driver of a truck during a Black Lives Matter protest in June 2020.

Prosecution careers are a tougher sell since the pandemic; positions go unfilled as few apply

Low pay, burnout and concerns about racial justice are among the reasons that prosecutor positions are going unfilled across the country, according to prosecutors and association officials.

Top Colorado court strikes down phrase in cyberbullying law as ‘substantially overbroad’

The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that the phrase “intended to harass” in its cyberbullying law violates First Amendment protections, as well as a free speech provision in the state constitution.

Supreme Court will decide whether web designer has free speech right to refuse service for same-sex weddings

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the case of a web designer who contends that she has a First Amendment right to refuse to provide online service for same-sex weddings.

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