If President-elect Donald Trump's chooses a Coloradan for the U.S. Supreme Court, they would be the first since Byron "Whizzer" White was appointed in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.
Of Trump's list of 21 potential nominees to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia in February, three are from Colorado: Timothy Tymkovich, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Neil Gorsuch, from that same Court and Allison Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court.
All are brilliant and approach cases with an open mind, according to Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System or IAALS, and former justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Kourlis says while she hasn't served on a court with any of the three, she knows them all well and considers them friends. Allison Eid replaced Kourlis on the Colorado Supreme Court in 2006 when Kourlis stepped down.
Rebecca Love Kourlis spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.