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Archives for January 14, 2019

Hon. Karen Ashby to Retire from Colorado Court of Appeals

On Friday, January 11, 2019, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the retirement of Hon. Karen Ashby of the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective May 31, 2019. Additionally, Judge Laurie A. Booras will resign from the Colorado Court of Appeals, effective February 1, 2019.

Judge Ashby was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in 2013. Prior to her appointment, Judge Ashby was the presiding judge of the Denver Juvenile Court. She was in private practice before serving on the Denver Juvenile Court, and was also a municipal judge on the Aurora Municipal Court. She received her law degree from the University of Denver and her undergraduate degree from Williams College.

Judge Laurie Booras was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in 2009. Prior to her appointment, Judge Booras was at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. She was also an Assistant District Attorney in Texas for several years. She received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Cameron University.

Applications are now being accepted for these vacancies. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of the State of Colorado 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 Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Chief Justice Nathan B. Coats. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on February 4, 2019; anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on January 28, 2019.

For more information on the vacancies, click here.

Colorado Supreme Court: Announcement Sheet, 1/14/2019

On Monday, January 14, 2019, the Colorado Supreme Court issued five published opinions.

State of Colorado v. Medved

People v. Burnett

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission v. Martinez

People in Interest of D.Z.B.

School Dist. No. 1 v. Denver Classroom Teachers Association

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Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions.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Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 1/11/2019

On Friday, January 11, 2019, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.

United States v. Rogers

Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions.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