December 12, 2017

Archives for December 1, 2017

CORRECTED: Nominees Selected for Colorado Supreme Court Vacancy

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, the Supreme Court Nominating Commission announced its selection of three nominees for appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court. The three nominees are Marcy Glenn, Melissa Hart, and Hon. Pattie Swift.

Marcy Glenn is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP, where she specializes in appellate litigation and legal ethics. She formerly chaired the Committee on Conduct of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and is a current member and former chair of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee. Ms. Glenn frequently lectures and writes on appellate and ethics issues.

Melissa Hart has been a professor at the University of Colorado Law School since 2001, teaching courses in employment discrimination, legal ethics, constitutional law, judicial procedure and judicial decision making. She is now the Director of the Byron White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law. She serves on the Colorado Access to Justice Commission and the Colorado Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and Board of Continuing Judicial and Legal Education.

Hon. Pattie Swift is the Chief Judge of the 12th Judicial District, and she is also the Water Judge of Water Division 3. In August 2006, Judge Swift helped create a Dependency and Neglect Family Drug Treatment Court in Alamosa County, over which she presided from 2006 through 2012. Judge Swift served as County Court Judge for Costilla County from January 1989 until she assumed her current position as a District Court Judge in February 2003. She received her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of New Mexico.

Comments about any of the nominees may be emailed to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us. The governor has 15 days from November 30, 2017, in which to select one of the nominees for appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court. For more information about the nominees, click here.

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 11/30/2017

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued nine published opinions and 26 unpublished opinions.

People v. Folsom

People v. Lewis

People v. Buell

Carousel Farms Metropolitan District v. Woodcrest Homes, Inc.

People v. Iannicelli

People v. Brandt

In re Marriage of Finch

Oracle Corp. v. Department of Revenue of the State of Colorado

People in Interest of K.G.

Summaries of these cases are forthcoming.

Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is available here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 11/30/2017

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and four unpublished opinions.

United States v. Henry

United States v. Shaw

Lornes v. Attorney Regulation Counsel

Berry v. Fox

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are summarized and provided by Legal Connection.