23 December 2010

Colorado Gets A New Federal Judge

President Obama's nomination of William Martinez to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado was confirmed by a 58-37 vote in the U.S. Senate (including two Republicans) on Tuesday. The seat had been vacant for two years. It is a lifetime appointment.

There is one vacancy left in Colorado's federal trial court: "R. Brooke Jackson, the chief judge of the 1st Judicial District in Jefferson County, has been nominated for the other spot." But, the nomination has not yet been considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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