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Sherman & Howard L.L.C.Happy February! We hope that your 2020 is off to a great start! Here are your public-law highlights:

  • General Assembly convenes. Colorado’s 72nd General Assembly has begun! Expect to see discussion on a wide range of topics, including the death penalty, a public option, transportation funding, and paid family leave.
  • SCOTUS grants cert in Colorado electors case. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about whether presidential electors have the right to vote for the candidate of their choice in the Electoral College. The Justices are expected to hand down a decision by June 2020—in time for this year’s general election.
  • STEM School Highlands Ranch security guard won’t face charges. Attorney Chris Jackson was interviewed on Next with Kyle Clark to discuss the district attorney’s decision not to charge a security guard who accidentally injured two students in connection with a school shooting.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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