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Protecting the Rights of Coloradans: Attorney General Phil Weiser’s First Six Months on the Job

  • 06:00 PM
  • 970-476-0954

Protecting the Rights of Coloradans: Attorney General Phil Weiser’s First Six Months on the Job

Hot Topics

With Phil Weiser, moderated by Jo Ann Allen

Monday, July 29, 2019*
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.

The Sebastian – Vail | Vail


Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser has been on the job for six months–winning the statewide race for Attorney General in 2018. Currently, Colorado is party to eight lawsuits against the federal government. Hear the rationale behind joining those lawsuits and updates on their progress.  Discover what, if any impact state-level AGs have on federal policies. Most importantly, meet and hear the remarkable personal story of this newly-elected public servant.
Phil Weiser is the 39th Attorney General of Colorado. As the state’s chief legal officer, Weiser is committed to protecting the people of Colorado and building a law office that will serve all Coloradans effectively. Previously, Weiser served as a Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, where he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship.
Weiser held senior leadership positions in the Obama administration, appointed to serve as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation at the White House’s National Economic Council. Earlier in his career, Weiser co-chaired the Colorado Innovation Council and served in President Bill Clinton’s Department of Justice.
After graduating law school, he worked in Denver for Judge David Ebel on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and held two clerkships at the United States Supreme Court, for Justices Byron White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He lives in Denver with his wife, Dr. Heidi Wald, and their two children.
A member of the CPR News staff since 2015, moderator Jo Ann Allen has three decades of public radio experience, including hosting “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition” at WNYC in New York City for 18 years; hosting “Morning Edition” at WHYY in Philadelphia; and serving as news anchor for KPBS in San Diego. She began her career as a reporter and host at Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison.
Allen was an adjunct professor of journalism at Long Island University and a member of the university’s selection committee for the George Polk Awards for Investigative Journalism. She has also worked at ABC Radio, Air America Radio, RKO Radio, UPI Radio and United Nations Radio.
This program is generously underwritten by Gabrielle & Bill Mimeles and Brian Stockmar. The Hot Topics series is generously underwritten by Kathy & Neal Kimmel

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*This program replaces our program with Sherri Redstone originally scheduled for this date. We are rescheduling with Ms. Redstone for a later date.