Solicitor General of Colorado. Thoughts are my own.

Denver, Colorado
Joined May 2011
This position works with the Solicitor General to expand on our work with Aurora Police and Fire Rescue to improve law enforcement across the state. coag.gov/app/uploads/2021/09… /end
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It was very meaningful to co-lead this tremendous team of professionals, including some Carr Fellows, to help elevate law enforcement in Colorado. Full report here: coag.gov/app/uploads/2021/09…
Attorney General @pweiser today announced that an investigation into Aurora Police and Aurora Fire found the agencies have a pattern & practice of violating state and federal law.
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supported SCOTUS cases; and worked on multistate cases about clean water, Title IX, or election integrity. Fellows have played key roles in pattern and practice investigation of police and fire agencies; supported SCOTUS original actions; /2
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and examined witnesses in important proceedings. Be part of a great team that lives our values every day: “Together, we serve the people of Colorado, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy, and promoting justice for all.” /3
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Former fellows now serving as Special Counsel for Civil Rights and Assistant AGs in our office; DAs in metro Denver; and Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor. Consider joining us and please spread the word! /end
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Please join us next Thursday @ 12 MT for @ColoLaw's Supreme Court review, with some litigation stories from the shadow docket and lawyering lessons for all of us (and 2 free CO CLE credits!) Register below.
Join @ColoLaw Dean Lolita Buckner Inniss (@AuntieFeminist) as she moderates a discussion with Professor Helen Norton, Solicitor General @Olson_Eric, Aaron Van Oort (@FaegreDrinker), & Shannon Wells Stevenson (@dgslaw) on Thursday, July 15, 2021 More info⤵ bit.ly/3yBfoHF
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This is a rare opening to work in a great section with a fantastic new deputy AG, Jillian Price. We handle all appeals of felony convictions from across the state, in addition to other interesting work. #appellatejobs
For those interested in appellate work, our Criminal Appeals Section is looking for an attorney who can join them and represent the people of Colorado. Take a look and spread the word. governmentjobs.com/careers/c…
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Thank you, Olivia Warren, for sharing such a powerful piece and calling out the lack of needed action. And thanks to @LeahLitman and others for continuing to amplify these important voices. Worth reading the whole piece closely and reflecting on all of our roles in this system.
ICYMI: The very brave, very smart Olivia Warren wrote a piece in @HarvLRev reflecting on her choice to testify about being harassed by the late Judge Reinhardt. The piece is _very_worth reading in full; I'm just going to highlight a few bits... harvardlawreview.org/wp-cont…
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Please join @ColoLaw's new dean Dr. Lolita Buckner Inniss (@AuntieFeminist), prof Helen Norton, Shannon Wells Stevenson of @dgslaw, Aaron Van Oort of @FaegreDrinker, and me for our annual SCOTUS Review virtual CLE on July 15 at 12 MT. Hear stories from the shadow docket, /1
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analysis of the major decisions, advocacy tips, and thoughts from a fantastic and diverse group of legal scholars, private practitioners, and a government lawyer (and get 2 free CO CLE credits!) Details and registration here: lawweb.colorado.edu/events/d… /end
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This is such terrific news for the federal bench in Colorado and all Coloradans. Judge Rodriguez will bring a rich life experience, exceptional intelligence, and great curiosity to our bench.
Confirmed, 72-28: Executive Calendar #127 Regina M. Rodriguez to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado.
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Very grateful for the @COAttnyGeneral team's exceptional work defending Colorado's common-sense approach to disaster response. It is a real privilege to support their impactful advocacy. Docket here: supremecourt.gov/search.aspx…
Replying to @GregStohr
After weeks of delay and with no explanation, Gorsuch rejects church challenge to Colorado disaster law. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @bpolitics
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A stellar @michlawreview book review issue with powerful pieces by @courtneymilan (michiganlawreview.org/wp-con…) and @heinzerlaw (michiganlawreview.org/wp-con…) among others. Both pieces are brave, compelling, and generous. Required reading for us all. Thank you.
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I often point others to the discussion with @AnneVoigts @CecereCarl and others on what makes a good amicus brief nitter.net/AnneVoigts/statu…. The brief filed last week by @Jaime_ASantos & Andrew Kim in the 2d Cir. Warhol case provides a compelling example of these elements /1
Hey #appellatetwitter —what in your opinion makes for a good amicus brief? What’s useful? What’s not?
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Why? 1) it uses pictures persuasively (a great example of what my old firm called a magazine brief), 2) it argues using vivid examples of art and artists to show the absurd consequences of the rule (show, don't tell!); 3) it explains the impact of the rule on specific orgs; /2
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4) it focuses on 1 issue and does not repeat arguments of the parties (and is short); and (IMHO most important) 5) it frames the issue in a way that lets their side win without asking the judge to change their worldview. Well done! Read it here: abovethelaw.com/uploads/site…
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Our AG, @pweiser, shared this extraordinary story of how his mother and grandmother survived the holocaust. An inspiring story, told exceptionally well.
As we commemorate #HolocaustRemembranceDay, we can also celebrate the grace and kindness of those who helped Jews survive. Without that grace, and my grandmother's positivity, she would not have survived. Her memory is a blessing--and inspiration. coag.gov/blog-post/prepared-…
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