07 March 2006

Colorado Court of Appeals Gets More Judges

The Colorado Senate approved a bill today to add a new panel of judges to the court of appeals, increasing the size of the court from 16 judges to 19. The House has already approved it, so it's now just awaiting the Governor's signature. The appropriation for the new panel will be in FY 2006-07, so I'd expect the appointments to be made within a few months of July 1. I'll keep you posted.

From the March 1, 2006 entry at the Colorado Appeals blog.

I can't see the Governor opposing the bill as it is not a very big appropriation and will allow him to make a further stamp on the Court, even though a Governor's impact on judicial appointments is relatively modest in Colorado (he must pick from three nominees presented to him in each case).

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