- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on Gov. John Hickenlooper’s pick to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court (all times local):

4 p.m.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has picked University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court.

Hart will take the place of Allison Eid (EYED) who was appointed to Denver’s federal appeals court by President Donald Trump. She filled the vacancy left by Neil Gorsuch, who stepped down after being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hart was one three women recommended for the job by the judicial nominating commission. Before joining the university, she was a trial attorney for the U.S. Justice Department, worked at a Washington, D.C. law firm and served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Hickenlooper says he is encouraged by Hart’s ideas about how to make the judicial system “more effective, efficient and less expensive.”

Hart is his fourth appointment to the seven-member state Supreme Court.

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12:30 a.m.

Gov. John Hickenlooper will announce his latest pick to fill an opening on the Colorado Supreme Court justice on Thursday.

Last month, a judicial nominating commission gave the governor three judges to choose from, all of them women. They are Denver attorney Marcy Glenn, University of Colorado law professor Melissa Hart of Denver and Alamosa-based district court judge Pattie P. Swift.

The new justice will take the place of Allison Eid (EYED) who was appointed to Denver’s federal appeals court by President Donald Trump. She filled the vacancy left by Neil Gorsuch, who stepped down after being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hickenlooper has made three previous appointments to the seven-member state Supreme Court.


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