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Archives for July 14, 2010

Supreme Court Nominating Commission Sets Meeting Dates

The Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced today that it has set dates for meetings to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the Colorado Court of Appeals. The Commission also changed the previously announced date for its meeting to review applications for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy.

The Commission will meet on Aug. 11, 2010, to review applications both for the Supreme Court seat to be vacated by Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey on Nov. 30, 2010, and for the Court of Appeals seat to be vacated by the Hon. Sean Connelly on Jan. 11, 2011.

The Commission will meet on Aug. 16 and 17 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the Colorado Court of Appeals.

As previously announced, Commissioners will meet on Aug. 23 and 24 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the Colorado Supreme Court.

Tenth Circuit: Opinions, 7/13/10

The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday issued two published opinions and eleven unpublished opinions.

Published

In Skrzypczak v. Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, the Court affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for Respondent. A former minister within the diocese, Petitioner’s claim of hostile work environment under Title VII is barred; such an action brought by a minister against a church would “improperly interfere with the church’s right to select and direct its ministers free from state interference.”

In United States v. Renigar, the Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Petitioner’s motion to suppress evidence. Petitioner, having submitted a conditional guilty plea to one count of possessing child pornography, contended that the affidavit underlying the search of his home did not provide probable cause. The Court disagreed and found that an affidavit linking an IP address to both child pornography and a residential address provided a substantial basis and probable cause for the issuance of a search warrant for the residence.

Unpublished

Juarez-Lozano v. Chester

United States v. DeMeulenaere

Thurston v. Chester

Nelson v. Skehan

United States v. Fristoe

Hunter v. Jones

United States v. White

United States v. Nunez

United States v. Magallanes-Torres

United States v. Cervantes-Samaniego

Mehdipour v. Matthews, Jr.