3 Nominees Announced For Vacant Colorado Supreme Court Seat

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has chosen three nominees for the vacancy on Colorado's Supreme Court created by Allison Eid’s confirmation to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Gov. John Hickenlooper has 15 days to appoint one of the nominees.

The candidates include:

Marcy Glenn, an attorney at the Denver law firm Holland & Hart. The firm’s website says she is recognized as a leading appellate lawyer in Colorado and has represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Melissa Hart, a law professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Hart has taught at the university since 2000 and is the director of CU’s Byron R. White Center that has a mission to educate and inform the public about constitutional law.

The third candidate is Judge Pattie Swift of Alamosa. Swift has served as the Chief Judge for Colorado’s 12th Judicial District since 2011.

The vacant seat was put in play by Justice Eid’s move to replace Neil Gorsuch. Earlier in the year, Gorsuch was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.