July 18, 2019

Monica Marquez Tapped for Colorado Supreme Court

UPDATE: Thanks to Law Week (which also scooped the Denver Post on the story, by the way) for posting the audio of the press conference.

Governor Bill Ritter today appointed Monica Marquez to the Colorado Supreme Court, replacing Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, who will retire this November.

Marquez, 41, comes to the bench after a distinguished legal career that includes clerking at both the Tenth Circuit and U.S. District Court level, working in private practice at Holme Roberts & Owen, and representing various governmental agencies and officials as deputy attorney general for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. She is the first Latina and openly gay member of the court, and is likely to be the sole supreme court appointment made by Ritter in his single term as governor.

Other finalists for the Supreme Court bench were the Honorable David Price of Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District and the Honorable Robert Russel of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

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