August 22, 2017

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 8/8/2017

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued three published opinions and four unpublished opinions.

United States v. Banks

United States v. Ivory

United States v. Zander

Glaser v. Trani

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions.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

Hon. Sheila A. Rappaport to Retire from Second Judicial District Court

On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. Sheila A. Rappaport from the Second Judicial District Court, effective December 31, 2017.

Judge Rappaport was appointed to the Denver District Court in July 2000, where she has presided over civil, criminal, and domestic relations matters. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Rappaport was a Denver District Attorney for 20 years, and she was the first woman Chief Deputy in charge of the Felony Intake Division and Juvenile Division. She is also a certified instructor at Denver Police Department Academy, including subjects of investigative techniques, administrative of justice , domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Denver and her law degree from the University of Denver.

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of Denver County and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the Second Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Allison Eid. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on September 11, 2017 to be considered. Anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than September 4, 2017.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 8/7/2017

On Monday, August 7, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

United States v. Moore

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions.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

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 8/4/2017

On Friday, August 4, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued two published opinions and three unpublished opinions.

Lucas v. Office of the Colorado State Public Defender

Zivkovic v. Hood

Folsom v. Knutson

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

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 8/3/2017

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published and six unpublished opinions.

United States v. Brown

Stoedter v. Gates

Campbell v. Bear

Brooks v. Archuleta

Charity v. Colorado Springs Police Department

United States v. Gramajo-Giron

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

Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 8/3/2017

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and 20 unpublished opinions.

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, 8/2/2017

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and four unpublished opinions.

Banks v. Hickenlooper

United States v. Ewing

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

Star Insurance Co. v. Federal Insurance Co.

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

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 8/1/2017

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinions and four unpublished opinions.

Starrett v. City of Lander

Johnson v. Peay

United States v. Ford

United States v. Coca

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

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 7/31/2017

On Monday, July 31, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and six unpublished opinions.

United States v. Schwartz

United States v. Throne

United States v. Pinkerton

Winkel v. Hammond

United States v. Hernandez-Lopez

Abercrombie v. Aetna Health, Inc.

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

Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 7/28/2017

On Friday, July 28, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

United States v. Garcia-Damian

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

Maria E. Berkenkotter to Retire from 20th Judicial District Court

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Maria E. Berkenkotter will retire from the Twentieth Judicial District Court in Boulder, effective October 31, 2017. Judge Berkenkotter was appointed to the Boulder District Court in July 2006. Prior to her appointment, she worked at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office for 16 years. She has also been in private practice, and she clerked for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Howard M. Kirshbaum after law school. She received her law degree from the University of Denver and her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University.

Applications are now being accepted for the vacancy. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of Boulder County and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website or from the ex officio chair of the 20th Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Monica M. Márquez. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on August 24, 2017; anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than August 17, 2017.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.

Finalists Selected for Upcoming Vacancy on La Plata County Court

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission’s selection of three nominees for an upcoming vacancy on the La Plata County Court. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Hon. Martha Minot, effective August 29, 2017.

The three nominees are Dondi Osborne of Durango, Graham Smith of Durango, and Reid Stewart of Hesperus. Dondi Osborne is an Assistant United States Attorney at the Durango Branch Office of the Department of Justice. Graham Smith is a litigation attorney in private practice in Durango, where he focuses on civil litigation, insurance defense, commercial law, business law, and real estate. Reid Stewart is an attorney at the District Attorney’s Office in the 6th Judicial District.

Comments about any of the nominees may be submitted to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us. For more information about the nominees, click here.