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Adams County Court Seeks Applicants for Newly Created Judgeship

The Seventeenth Judicial District Nominating Commission seeks applicants for a newly created judgeship on the Adams County Court bench, State Judicial announced Friday. The new judgeship was authorized by the passage of House Bill 07-1054 (pdf) in 2007, which funded several new positions on district and county court benches in Colorado.

The Commission will convene on Monday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 9, at the Adams County Judicial Center in Brighton to vet applicants and recommend nominees to fill the vacancy. The Commission will then recommend finalists for Gov. Ritter to consider for appointment. The governor must announce the appointment within the 15-day period proscribed by the Colorado Constitution.

Judges at the county-court level preside over traffic, misdemeanor, small claims, and civil matters for the 435,000 residents of Adams County. They receive a provisional, two-year appointment by the governor, after which they are retained by voter approval every four years. The annual salary is $123,067. The new judge’s appointments begin January 1, 2011.

All attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado for at least five years and who are qualified electors in Adams County are eligible to apply for the judgeship. Detailed information about Adams County and the application are available online.

Application packages (consisting of one original application plus seven copies) must be received by the office of Commission ex officio chair, Justice Nathan B. Coats, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Eighth Floor, no later than Wednesday, October 20, at 3:00 p.m.

The provisions of HB 07-1054 have created a number of new judgeships announced in recent months, including two district court judgeships apiece in the Second and Fourth judicial districts and one county court judgeship in the El Paso County Court. State Judicial last week announced two newly created positions on the Seventeenth Judicial District bench (of which Adams County is part), which has an October 20 application deadline. Individuals interested in applying for both the Adams County and Seventeenth Judicial District judgeships must submit single application package that indicates their interest in being considered for both positions.

Nominees Sought for Two District Court Judgeships in 17th Judicial District

Two new district court judgeships have been created in the Seventeenth Judicial District, and applicants are being sought for the positions. The new judgeships were authorized by the passage of House Bill 07-1054 (pdf) in 2007, which funded several new positions on district and county court benches in Colorado.

The Seventeenth District Judicial Nominating Commission will convene on Monday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 9, at the Adams County Judicial Center in Brighton to vet applicants and recommend nominees to fill the newly created vacancies. The Commission will then recommend finalists for Gov. Ritter to consider for appointment. The governor must announce his appointees within the 15-day period proscribed by the Colorado Constitution.

Judges in the district court preside over domestic relations, felony criminal, juvenile, and civil matters for the 500,000+ residents of Adams and Broomfield counties. They receive a provisional, two-year appointment by the governor, after which they are retained by voter approval every six years. The annual salary is $128,598. The new judges’ appointments begin January 1, 2011.

All attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado for at least five years and who are qualified electors in the Seventeenth Judicial District are eligible to apply for the judgeships. Detailed information about the District and the application are available online.

Application packages (consisting of one original application plus seven copies) must be received by the office of Commission ex officio chair, Justice Nathan B. Coats, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Eighth Floor, no later than Wednesday, October 20, at 3:00 p.m.

The provisions of HB 07-1054 have created a number of new judgeships announced in recent months, including two district court judgeships apiece in the Second and Fourth judicial districts and one county court judgeship in the El Paso County Court. State Judicial last week announced a newly created position on the Adams County bench (also in the Seventeenth Judicial District), which has an October 20 application deadline. Individuals interested in applying for both the Seventeenth Judicial District and Adams County judgeships must submit a single application package that indicates their interest in being considered for both positions.

In related news from the Seventeenth Judicial District, the successor to District Court Judge John Bryant, who will not stand for retention in November’s election, will be named by Gov. Ritter this week. The nominees are Robert Walter Kiesnowski, Jr., of Commerce City, Cynthia J. Kowert of Brighton, and Ted C. Tow III of Northglenn.

Tenth Circuit: Opinions, 9/15/10

The Tenth Circuit on Wednesday issued no published opinions and two unpublished opinions.

Unpublished

Hall v. Interstate Brands Corp.

Higgins v. Addison

Tenth Circuit: Opinions, 9/14/10

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

Published

In Parks v. Dittmar, the Court reversed the district court’s finding that Debtors’ stock appreciation rights (SARs) were too uncertain to be included in their bankruptcy estates. The Court found that the SARs were more akin to contingent pre-petition property rights than to mere expectancies based on discretionary bonuses; a contractual obligation to make payments vested the SARs and existed before Debtors filed for bankruptcy.

In United States v. Bowling, the Court affirmed the district court’s conviction of Petitioner for bank fraud. Petitioner claimed the district court’s accumulation of errors required the reversal of his conviction. However, the Court found that the district court made no such errors. The restitution order was made based on factual findings and evidence, leaving room for further changes in circumstances; additionally, the district court’s “denial of [Petitioner’s] motion for a judgment of acquittal, exclusion of some evidence and refusal to instruct the jury on the waiver theory, refusal to instruct the jury on the good faith theory, and denial of his motion to suppress” were not erroneous.

Unpublished

Barger v. Astrue

Issa v. Fox Rent A Car

United States v. Carbajal-Moreno

Tenth Circuit: Opinions, 9/13/10