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Bender named Colo. Chief Justice

Colorado Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Bender has been chosen  as Colorado’s 44th chief justice. Bender succeeds Mary Mullarkey, who announced her retirement in June. Mullarkey, a justice since 1987 and chief justice since 1998, is to retire from the court on Nov. 30. Bender has been on the state high court since 1997. He… Continue Reading Bender named Colo. Chief Justice

Relief and skepticism both are greeting Colorado’s next member of the state Supreme Court. Monica Marquez is the first Latina and the first openly gay jurist on the state’s high court. Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter named Marquez on Wednesday to fill a vacancy on the seven-member court. Marquez is currently deputy Colorado attorney general and is past president… Continue Reading New gay Colorado justice sees mixed reaction

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Gov. Bill Ritter will announce a new appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court. Ritter planned to make the announcement at 2:30 p.m. today. A nominating commission interviewed applicants for a vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court. Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey announced in June that she would retire at the end of November. The commission… Continue Reading Ritter making Supreme Court appointment today

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Fourth Judicial District Judge David Prince has been nominated for appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Nominating Commission met in Denver yesterday and today to interview and select three candidates for a vacancy on the court created by the retirement of Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey. The other two nominees are Monica… Continue Reading El Paso County district judge nominated for state supreme court

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The Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Columbine High School, 6201 S. Pierce St., Littleton. Students and the public are invited. The court will hear arguments in actual cases from which it will issue opinions. The court generally issues opinions within a few months of the… Continue Reading Colorado Supreme Court to convene at Columbine High School

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