DENVER — Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the appointment of Melissa Hart to the Colorado Supreme Court. Hart fills a vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Allison H. Eid who is now serving on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
“Melissa is a brilliant legal mind who has dedicated herself to making Colorado a better place. Her expertise and strong work ethic make her a terrific addition to the bench,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “I’m encouraged by her ideas on how to make the judicial system more effective, efficient, and less expensive.”
Hart is a tenured, full professor at the University of Colorado Law School where she has worked since 2000. She teaches Civil Procedure, Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law, Education and the Constitution, Poverty Law, and Supreme Court Decision-making. She has also handled several family law and adoption cases through Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and represented clients seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on a pro bono project from 2013-2014.
DENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the 21st Judicial District Nominating Commission, the Small Business Advisory Council and the Workforce Development Council.
There is a Judicial District Nominating Commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.
21st Judicial District
For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021:
Anthony Alvin Clayton of Palisade, to serve as a non attorney and as a Republican from Mesa County, appointed;
Jacob Thexton Aubert of Grand Junction, to serve as a non attorney and as a Republican from Mesa County, appointed.
The Small Business Advisory Council makes recommendations for regulatory and statutory changes needed at all levels of government to encourage the initiation, stability and growth of small business enterprises.
For a term expiring Aug. 1, 2018:
John Warren Hart of Kittredge, and occasioned by the resignation of Grover Charles Wallace of Woodland Park, appointed;
DENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 — Today, Gov. Hickenlooper joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors, urging Congress to move quickly and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance program. About 75,000 children and nearly 800 pregnant women in Colorado stand to lose health care coverage if the program is not renewed.