July 17, 2019

Archives for April 9, 2010

Legal Update: Governor Receives Nominees for 2nd Judicial District Seat

The Second Judicial District Nomination Commission yesterday recommended to Governor Ritter three candidates to fill a vacancy on the Denver District Court bench created by the April 1 retirement of former Chief Judge Larry J. Naves.

In a press release issued by the Colorado Judicial Branch, the Commission recommended:

Governor Ritter will make his selection within the 15-day period proscribed by the Colorado Constitution. The governor’s office welcomes comments from the public about the nominees, sent via e-mail to judicial.appointments@state.co.us.

In related news, Judge Robert S. Hyatt was appointed to Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District, the seat previously held by Judge Naves. Judge Hyatt was appointed to the district court bench in November 1987, after years in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office and private practice.

Upon his retirement, Judge Naves joined Judicial Arbitration Group, Inc. (JAG), a Denver-based mediation and arbitration firm comprised of over 20 former trial and appellate judges.

Legal Update: Justice Stevens Announces Retirement

Making good on his word on March 8 to decide about his future on the high court “in about a month,” this morning U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens submitted his letter of resignation to President Obama. Stevens’ retirement is effective “the next day after the Court rises for the summer recess this year.”

Next on the stage: the search for Stevens’ successor. Let the wild rumpus begin!

SCOTUSblog, the official blog of the Supreme Court, has this tidy wrapup of Stevens speculation in the blogosphere.