March 18, 2019 (Denver, Colo.) – Attorney General Phil Weiser today announced two new senior appointments to his administration:
David Powell, Equity Shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.’s Denver office, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for State Services. Powell has almost 30 years of private practice experience in employment litigation, as well as experience as a former prosecutor in the Denver District Attorney’s Office and former law clerk for the Honorable John L. Kane Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
Mar. 19, 2019 (DENVER, Colo.) – Today Attorney General Phil Weiser joined a coalition of 25 attorneys general urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to take immediate action to protect consumers from abuses in payday lending, vehicle title lending, and other exploitative practices.
Mar. 15, 2019 (DENVER, CO) – Attorney General Phil Weiser today testified in support of HB19-1177, Concerning Creation of an Extreme Risk Protection Order, before the Senate State Affairs Committee. Weiser Testimony can be found here.
Mar. 14, 2019 (DENVER, Colo.) — Today, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that the State of Colorado is joining a multistate lawsuit challenging two federal government rules that would significantly reduce women’s access to birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Michigan and Nevada joined Colorado in moving to intervene in the case, which is pending in federal district court in California. Thirteen other plaintiff states and the District of Colombia have already joined California in this case.
Mar. 14, 2019 (DENVER, Colo.) — Attorney General Phil Weiser today gave his strong support to a pair of bills designed by House Judiciary Committee leadership to reform Colorado’s bail system.
In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Weiser said that the main purpose of bail is to ensure defendants appear in court and to protect the public safety while defendants await trial. Bail is not, Weiser explained, designed to serve as a pre-trial jail sentence.
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