Legal Connection Updates http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39022 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/gIG0-3zixpA/ Case Law Colorado Supreme Court Colorado Supreme Court: Announcement Sheet, 5/21/2018 On Monday, May 21, 2018, the Colorado Supreme Court issued six published opinions. Mon, 21 May 2018 15:33:39 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/colorado-supreme-court-announcement-sheet-5-21-2018/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Monday, May 21, 2018, the Colorado Supreme Court issued six published opinions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SC377.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Colorado Union of Taxpayers Foundation v. City of Aspen</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2016/16SC851.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>City &amp; County of Denver v. Dennis</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2017/17SA5.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Jim Hutton Educational Foundation v. Rein</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2015/15SC472.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Fisher</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2018/18SA24.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>People v. Ehrnstein</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/userfiles/file/Court_Probation/Supreme_Court/Opinions/2017/17SC406.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Parocha v. Parocha</em></a></p> <p>Summaries of these cases are forthcoming.</p> <p>Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is <a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Case_Announcements/Files/2018/BFD81B5.21.18.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">available here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/gIG0-3zixpA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/colorado-supreme-court-announcement-sheet-5-21-2018/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/colorado-supreme-court-announcement-sheet-5-21-2018/ 2018-05-21 15:33 +00:00 2018-05-21 09:33 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39018 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/F7ZP2ZPJJAI/ Updates 10th Circuit 10th Circuit Court of Appeals court appointments judge appointments Hon. Joel M. Carson Appointed to Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals announced the appointment of Hon. Joel M. Carson to the Tenth Circuit. Judge Carson was nominated in December 2017, and his nomination was confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2018. Mon, 21 May 2018 15:29:18 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/hon-joel-m-carson-appointed-to-tenth-circuit-court-of-appeals/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p><a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/hon-joel-m-carson-appointed-to-tenth-circuit-court-of-appeals/joelmcarson/" rel="attachment wp-att-39019"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-39019" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/JoelMCarson.jpg" alt="" width="180" height="262" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/JoelMCarson.jpg 180w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/JoelMCarson-103x150.jpg 103w" sizes="(max-width: 180px) 100vw, 180px" /></a>On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals announced the appointment of Hon. Joel M. Carson to the Tenth Circuit. Judge Carson was nominated in December 2017, and his nomination was confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2018. Prior to his appointment, Carson was a partner at Carson Ryan LLC in New Mexico, where he specialized in oil and gas law, regulatory issues, litigation, and appellate law. He was also a part-time magistrate judge for the District of New Mexico. He received his bachelor&#8217;s degree in finance from Texas Tech University and his law degree from the University of New Mexico. His chambers will be in Roswell, New Mexico.</p> <p>For more information about the appointment, <a href="https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/ce/Carson%20News%20Release.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">click here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/F7ZP2ZPJJAI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/hon-joel-m-carson-appointed-to-tenth-circuit-court-of-appeals/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/hon-joel-m-carson-appointed-to-tenth-circuit-court-of-appeals/ 2018-05-21 15:29 +00:00 2018-05-21 09:29 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/ui41t-5gz0U/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 5/18/2018 On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion. Mon, 21 May 2018 15:22:15 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-18-2018/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Friday, May 18, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued no published opinion and one unpublished opinion.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/18/18-1022.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Phan v. Hipple</em></a></p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/ui41t-5gz0U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-18-2018/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-18-2018/ 2018-05-21 15:22 +00:00 2018-05-21 09:22 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39014 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/M9rkZCtdzvE/ Legislation education law HB 18-1202 health law legislation SB 18-158 SB 18-262 tax law technology Bills Signed Enacting “Living Organ Donor Support Act,” Increasing School District Access to Technology, and More On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper signed three bills into law. To date, he has signed 229 bills and sent two to the Secretary of State without a signature. The bills signed Wednesday are summarized here. Fri, 18 May 2018 14:04:03 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/bills-signed-enacting-living-organ-donor-support-act-increasing-school-district-access-to-technology-and-more/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper signed three bills into law. To date, he has signed 229 bills and sent two to the Secretary of State without a signature. The bills signed Wednesday are summarized here.</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb18-158" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>SB 18-158</strong></a> &#8211; &#8220;Concerning Measures to Increase School District Access to Interoperable Communication Technology to Improve School Safety, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Sens. Don Coram &amp; Leroy Garcia and Reps. Crisanta Duran &amp; Marc Catlin. The bill creates the school access for emergency response grant program in the division of homeland security and emergency management in the Department of Public Safety . The purpose of the grant program is to provide funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance, and training to allow for seamless communications between existing school communications systems and first responder communications systems. Grant recipients may use the money received through the grant program to deliver training programs to teach effective communications with first responders in an emergency, to implement an interoperable technology solution to provide or upgrade a system for effective communication with first responders in an emergency, to maintain, improve, or provide interoperable communications hardware or software, and for any necessary radio system capacity expansions where school loading has been determined to have a significant impact on public safety system loading.</li> <li><a href="https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb18-262" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>SB 18-262</strong></a> &#8211; &#8220;Concerning Targeted Funding for Public Institutions of Higher Education to Help Achieve the Colorado Commission on Higher Education Master Plan Goals, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Sen. Bob Gardner and Reps. Crisanta Duran &amp; Jeff Bridges. The bill makes appropriations to the Department of Higher Education for need-based grants, student stipends, fee-for-service contracts with institutions of higher education, local district college grants, and area technical colleges.</li> <li><a href="https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1202" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>HB 18-1202</strong></a> &#8211; &#8220;Concerning an Income Tax Credit for an Employer Related to an Employee&#8217;s Paid Leave of Absence for the Purpose of Making an Organ Donation, and, in Connection Therewith, Enacting the &#8216;Living Organ Donor Support Act,'&#8221; by Rep. Alec Garnett and Sen. Bob Gardner. Beginning January 1, 2020, an employer is allowed an income tax credit that is an amount equal to 35% of the employer&#8217;s expenses incurred in paying an employee during his or her leave of absence period, which is paid leave given to an employee for the purpose of making an organ donation, but which does not exceeding 10 working days or the hourly equivalent thereof; and for the cost of temporary replacement help, if any, during an employee&#8217;s leave of absence period. An employer shall not claim a tax credit related to a leave of absence period for an employee who the employer pays wages of $80,000 or more during the income tax year.</li> </ul> <p>For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper&#8217;s 2018 legislative decisions, <a href="https://www.colorado.gov/governor/legislative-actions" target="_blank" rel="noopener">click here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/M9rkZCtdzvE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/bills-signed-enacting-living-organ-donor-support-act-increasing-school-district-access-to-technology-and-more/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/bills-signed-enacting-living-organ-donor-support-act-increasing-school-district-access-to-technology-and-more/ 2018-05-18 14:04 +00:00 2018-05-18 08:04 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39012 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/GOswdjVkvS0/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 5/17/2018 On Thursday, April 17, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and one unpublished opinion. Fri, 18 May 2018 13:51:03 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-17-2018/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Thursday, April 17, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and one unpublished opinion.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/16/16-1438.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. Federal Ins. Co.</em></a></p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/GOswdjVkvS0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-17-2018/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-17-2018/ 2018-05-18 13:51 +00:00 2018-05-18 07:51 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39008 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/pCW9cZicPUU/ Job Satisfaction career satisfaction career transition economics happiness inspiration job search mental health Utopia for Realists, Continued "Like humor and satire, utopias throw open the windows of the mind." -Rutger Bregman Continuing with Rutger Bregman’s analysis of utopian thinking that we began last week: Let’s first distinguish between two forms of utopian thought. The first is the most familiar, the utopia of the blueprint. Instead of abstract ideals, blueprints consist of immutable rules that tolerate no discussion. Thu, 17 May 2018 15:31:41 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/utopia-for-realists-continued/#respond Kevin Rhodes <div class="pf-content"><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Like humor and satire, utopias throw open the windows of the mind.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Rutger Bregman</em></p> <p><a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/utopia-for-realists/utopia-for-realists/" rel="attachment wp-att-38962"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-38962" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/utopia-for-realists.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="231" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/utopia-for-realists.jpg 150w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/utopia-for-realists-97x150.jpg 97w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>Continuing with Rutger Bregman’s analysis of utopian thinking that we began last week:</p> <blockquote><p>Let’s first distinguish between two forms of utopian thought. The first is the most familiar, the utopia of the blueprint. Instead of abstract ideals, blueprints consist of immutable rules that tolerate no discussion.</p> <p>There is, however, another avenue of utopian thought, one that is all but forgotten. If the blueprint is a high-resolution photo, then this utopia is just a vague outline. It offers not solutions but guideposts. Instead of forcing us into a straitjacket, it inspires us to change. And it understands that, as Voltaire put it, the perfect is the enemy of the good. As one American philosopher has remarked, ‘any serious utopian thinker will be made uncomfortable by the very idea of the blueprint.’</p> <p>It was in this spirit that the British philosopher Thomas More literally wrote the book on utopia (and coined the term). More understood that utopia is dangerous when taken too seriously. ‘One needs to be believe passionately and also be able to see the absurdity of one’s own beliefs and laugh at them,’ observes philosopher and leading utopia expert Lyman Tower Sargent. Like humor and satire, utopias throw open the windows of the mind. And that’s vital. As people and societies get progressively older they become accustomed to the status quo, in which liberty can become a prison, and the truth can become lies. The modern creed — or worse, the belief that there’s nothing left to believe in — makes us blind to the shortsightedness and injustice that still surround us every day.</p></blockquote> <p>Thus the lines are drawn between utopian blueprints grounded in dogma vs. utopian ideals arising from sympathy and compassion. Both begin with good intentions, but the pull of entropy is stronger with the former — at least, so says Rutger Bregman, and he’s got good company in Sir Thomas More and others. Blueprints require compliance, and its purveyors are zealously ready to enforce it. Ideals on the other hand inspire creativity, and creativity requires acting in the face of uncertainty, living with imperfection, responding with resourcefulness and resilience when best intentions don’t play out, and a lot of just plain showing up and grinding it out. I have a personal bias for coloring outside the lines, but I must confess that my own attempts to promote utopian workplace ideals have given me pause.</p> <p>For years, I led interactive workshops designed to help people creatively engage with their big ideas about work and wellbeing — variously tailored for CLE ethics credits or for general audiences. I realized recently that, reduced to their essence, they employed the kinds of ideals advocated by beatnik-era philosopher and metaphysicist <a href="http://www.alanwatts.org/life-of-alan-watts/"><em>Alan Watts</em></a>. (We met him several months ago — he’s the “What would you do if money were no object?” guy. )</p> <p><a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/utopia-for-realists-continued/alan-watts-cartoon2/" rel="attachment wp-att-39009"><img class="size-full wp-image-39009 aligncenter" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/alan-watts-cartoon2.jpg" alt="" width="350" height="425" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/alan-watts-cartoon2.jpg 350w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/alan-watts-cartoon2-124x150.jpg 124w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/alan-watts-cartoon2-247x300.jpg 247w" sizes="(max-width: 350px) 100vw, 350px" /></a></p> <p>The workshops generated hundreds of heartwarming “this was life-changing” testimonies, but I could never quite get over this nagging feeling that the participants mostly hadn’t achieved <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_velocity">escape velocity</a>, and come next Monday they would be back to the despair of “But everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way.”</p> <p>I especially wondered about the lawyers, for whom “I hate my job but love my paycheck” was a recurrent theme. The Post WWII neoliberal economic tide floated the legal profession’s boat, too, but prosperity has done little for lawyer happiness and well-being. True, we’re seeing substantial quality-of-life change in the profession recently (which I’ve blogged about in the past), but most have been around the edges, while overall lawyers’ workplace reality remains a bulwark of what one writer calls the “over-culture” — the overweening force of culturally-accepted norms about how things are and should be — and the legal over-culture has stepped in line with the worldwide workplace trend of favoring wealth over a sense of meaning and value.</p> <p>Alan Watts’ ideals were widely adopted by the burgeoning self-help industry, which also rode the neoliberal tide to prosperous heights. Self-help tends to be long on inspiration and short on grinding, and sustainable creative change requires large doses of both. I served up both in the workshops, but still wonder if they were just too… well, um…beatnik … for the law profession. I’ll never know — the guy who promoted the workshops retired, and I quit doing them. If nothing else, writing this series has opened my eyes to how closely law practice mirrors worldwide economic and workplace dynamics. <em>We’ll look more at that in the coming weeks.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="border: 1px solid #999999; background-color: #dadada;"> <p><em><a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2017/07/can-money-buy-happiness/photo-kevin-head-shot-thumbnail/" rel="attachment wp-att-37377"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-37377" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Photo-Kevin-Head-Shot-thumbnail.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="187" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Photo-Kevin-Head-Shot-thumbnail.jpg 150w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Photo-Kevin-Head-Shot-thumbnail-120x150.jpg 120w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a></em></p> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-rhodes-b171117/">Kevin Rhodes</a> <em>would create workplace utopia if he could. But since he doesn’t trust himself to do that, he writes this blog instead. Thanks for reading!</em></p> </div> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/pCW9cZicPUU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/utopia-for-realists-continued/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/utopia-for-realists-continued/ 2018-05-17 15:31 +00:00 2018-05-17 09:31 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39006 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/vDSA2EZ3V60/ Case Law Colorado Court of Appeals Colorado Court of Appeals: Announcement Sheet, 5/17/2018 On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued nine published opinions and 23 unpublished opinions. Thu, 17 May 2018 15:25:39 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/colorado-court-of-appeals-announcement-sheet-5-17-2018/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued nine published opinions and 23 unpublished opinions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/15CA0300-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>People v. Coleman</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/16CA0835-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>People v. Wagner</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/16CA1983-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>State of Colorado ex rel. Coffman v. Robert J. Hopp &amp; Associates, LLC</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/16CA2230-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Bell v. Land Title Guarantee Co.</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/17CA0303-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>State of Colorado ex rel. Coffman v. Robert J. Hopp &amp; Associates, LLC</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/17CA0436-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Rust v. Board of County Commissioners</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/17CA0462-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority</em></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/17CA0473-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>In the Interest of Spohr</em></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_of_Appeals/Opinion/2018/17CA1534-PD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>People in Interest of I.B.-R.</em></a></p> <p>Summaries of these cases are forthcoming.</p> <p>Neither State Judicial nor the Colorado Bar Association provides case summaries for unpublished appellate opinions. The case announcement sheet is <a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Court_Of_Appeals/Case_Announcements/Files/2018/D976AA05-17-18.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">available here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/vDSA2EZ3V60" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/colorado-court-of-appeals-announcement-sheet-5-17-2018/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/colorado-court-of-appeals-announcement-sheet-5-17-2018/ 2018-05-17 15:25 +00:00 2018-05-17 09:25 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=39004 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/8q2rFTdOgXY/ Case Law 10th Circuit Tenth Circuit: Unpublished Opinions, 5/16/2018 On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and two unpublished opinions. Thu, 17 May 2018 15:19:34 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-16-2018/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued one published opinion and two unpublished opinions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-4085.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Strong v. Davidson</em></a></p> <p><em><a href="https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/17/17-3257.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Leeper v. Cline</a></em></p> <p>Case summaries are not provided for unpublished opinions. However, some published opinions are <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/tag/10th-circuit/">summarized and provided by Legal Connection</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/8q2rFTdOgXY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-16-2018/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/tenth-circuit-unpublished-opinions-5-16-2018/ 2018-05-17 15:19 +00:00 2018-05-17 09:19 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=38992 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/4uiU504foCA/ Updates 18th Judicial District 20th Judicial District 2nd Judicial District Adams County Arapahoe County Boulder County Colorado Supreme Court court appointments Denver County Douglas County judge appointments Lincoln County Finalists Selected for Upcoming Colorado Supreme Court Vacancy On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the selection of three finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court. The vacancy will occur upon the retirement of Chief Justice Nancy Rice, effective July 1, 2018. Wed, 16 May 2018 15:51:29 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/finalists-selected-for-upcoming-colorado-supreme-court-vacancy/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p><a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/finalists-selected-for-upcoming-colorado-supreme-court-vacancy/csc-candidates-5-18/" rel="attachment wp-att-38993"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-38993" src="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CSC-Candidates-5-18.jpg" alt="" width="531" height="222" srcset="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CSC-Candidates-5-18.jpg 531w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CSC-Candidates-5-18-150x63.jpg 150w, http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CSC-Candidates-5-18-300x125.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 531px) 100vw, 531px" /></a></p> <p>On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the selection of three finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court. The vacancy will occur upon the <a href="http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/03/chief-justice-nancy-rice-to-retire-from-colorado-supreme-court/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">retirement of Chief Justice Nancy Rice</a>, effective July 1, 2018.</p> <p>The three finalists are Maria Berkenkotter, former Chief Judge of the 20th Judicial District Court; Karen Brody, District Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District; and Carlos A. Samour, Jr., Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial District Court. Judge Berkenkotter has been with the Judicial Arbiter Group (JAG) since January 2018, following her 2017 retirement from the 20th Judicial District Court. She was appointed to the 20th Judicial District Court in 2006 and became Chief Judge in 2013. Judge Brody was appointed to the 2nd Judicial District Court in March 2014. Prior to her appointment, she was a member and owner at Lowe, Fell &amp; Skogg, LLC, where she practiced general commercial litigation with a subspecialty in the areas of real estate and eminent domain law. Judge Samour was appointed to the 18th Judicial District Court in January 2007 and became Chief Judge in 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was with Holland &amp; Hart and also worked at the Denver District Attorney&#8217;s Office.</p> <p>Under the Colorado constitution, the governor has 15 days within which to appoint one of the nominees to the Colorado Supreme Court. Comments about any of the nominees may be submitted to the governor via email at <a href="mailto:gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us">gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us</a>. For more information about the nominees, <a href="https://www.courts.state.co.us/Media/Judge_Nominees/SC%20CJ%20Rice%20nominees%20FINAL.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">click here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/4uiU504foCA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/finalists-selected-for-upcoming-colorado-supreme-court-vacancy/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/finalists-selected-for-upcoming-colorado-supreme-court-vacancy/ 2018-05-16 15:51 +00:00 2018-05-16 09:51 -06:00 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/?p=38990 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~3/t7E-JDoZLLg/ Legislation business law HB 18-1280 legislation marijuana law medical marijuana Bill Signed Authorizing Court Appointees for Marijuana Businesses On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper signed one bill into law. To date, he has signed 226 bills and sent two to the Secretary of State without a signature. The bill signed Tuesday was HB 18-1280, "Concerning Regulatory Procedures Related to the Appointment of a Court Appointee for a Regulated Marijuana Business, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation," by Rep. Jovan Melton and Sen. Don Coram. Wed, 16 May 2018 15:28:56 Z http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/bill-signed-authorizing-court-appointees-for-marijuana-businesses/#respond Susan Hoyt <div class="pf-content"><p>On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper signed one bill into law. To date, he has signed 226 bills and sent two to the Secretary of State without a signature. The bill signed Tuesday was <a href="http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1280" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HB 18-1280</a>, &#8220;Concerning Regulatory Procedures Related to the Appointment of a Court Appointee for a Regulated Marijuana Business, and, in Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation,&#8221; by Rep. Jovan Melton and Sen. Don Coram. Under current law, there are no provisions that specifically address what happens to a regulated marijuana business when a representative is appointed for the business. The bill requires a potential appointee to certify to the court prior to the appointment that he or she is suitable to hold a marijuana business license.</p> <p>For a complete list of Governor Hickenlooper&#8217;s 2018 legislative decisions, <a href="https://www.colorado.gov/governor/legislative-actions" target="_blank" rel="noopener">click here</a>.</p> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/CBACLELegalConnection/~4/t7E-JDoZLLg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/bill-signed-authorizing-court-appointees-for-marijuana-businesses/feed/ 0 http://cbaclelegalconnection.com/2018/05/bill-signed-authorizing-court-appointees-for-marijuana-businesses/ 2018-05-16 15:28 +00:00 2018-05-16 09:28 -06:00