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432 ABA Journal Colorado articles.

Biden nominates first openly LGBTQ woman to a federal appeals court

President Joe Biden’s sixth round of judicial nominees includes a Vermont Supreme Court justice who would be the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

Federal magistrate judge sanctions lawyers for election suit that was ‘one enormous conspiracy theory’

A federal magistrate judge has imposed sanctions on lawyers who challenged 2020 election methods in an opinion that criticized their “woeful lack of investigation” into the law and the facts.

Web designer who offers wedding websites can be compelled to serve same-sex couples, 10th Circuit says

A Colorado anti-discrimination law can be used to compel a website designer who wants to create wedding websites to offer her services to people celebrating same-sex marriages, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.

Lawyer tweets that minorities don’t have to feel guilty about BigLaw career, garnering over 1,200 likes

A Hispanic lawyer who works as a public defender apparently struck a nerve when she offered some career advice on Twitter.

Afternoon Briefs: Webinar considers legal profession’s caregiving bias; animal rights lawyer pleads guilty

Webinar will consider caregiving bias in legal profession

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession will examine how the legal profession can ensure the success of mothers and caregivers…

A new evidence management tool aims to help public defenders process video and audio

Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.

Afternoon Briefs: Toobin returns to CNN after Zoom exposure; DOJ inspector general will review leak subpoenas

Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN after Zoom incident

Journalist and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has returned to CNN eight months after he masturbated during a break in a Zoom…

Judge who used N-word says she was forced to resign in ‘judicial wilding’

A Colorado judge who agreed to resign after using the N-word asked the Colorado Supreme Court last week to grant an injunction that would stop her May 31 resignation.

Judge resigns after using racial epithet, opining that all lives matter

A Colorado judge has accepted a public censure and agreed to resign after she acknowledged using the N-word in a conversation with court employees and offering her opinions on racial justice issues while wearing her robe.

Afternoon Briefs: Christian baker faces trial in new bias case; city approves housing reparations

Christian baker faces new bias case

A Christian baker is facing a new bias claim after persuading the U.S. Supreme Court that a Colorado agency showed impermissible hostility to…

Memo alleges sexism and harassment by Colorado judiciary; was contract intended to keep accuser silent?

The Colorado Supreme Court has planned an outside investigation after releasing an internal memo that highlights allegations of sex discrimination and harassment within the state judiciary.

Animal rights lawyer is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend

An animal rights lawyer in Evergreen, Colorado, has been arrested on a charge of solicitation to commit murder for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend.

Afternoon Briefs: Biden addresses environmental justice; scammers impersonate law firm

Biden climate orders address environmental justice

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed executive orders to address climate change. Biden paused oil and gas leases on federal land and created a…

Law prof focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic

A Colorado law professor recently discussed how he incorporates mindfulness in his life and finding “pandemic positives” with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward.

For first time in history, federal government carried out more civilian executions than all 50 states

Ten federal inmates were executed this year as a result of a push by the Department of Justice, putting the total number of federal executions above that of all 50 states combined.

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