On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, the Colorado Judicial Branch announced the opening of the application period for a vacancy on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission.
Applications for the volunteer position, which must be filled by an attorney residing in the Third Congressional District, will be accepted until August 3. There is no political party affiliation requirement for this vacancy.
Each judicial district in Colorado has a nominating commission that selects nominees for appointment by the Governor to county and district judgeships. The Supreme Court Nominating Commission selects nominees for seats on the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the Supreme Court Nominating Commission must comprise eight non-attorneys appointed by the Governor and seven attorneys selected by joint action of the Governor, Attorney General, and Chief Justice. No more than eight members may be of the same political party, each congressional district must be represented by one attorney and one non-attorney, and there is one at-large position. All commissioners are appointed to six-year terms.
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