News Now: Opinions, Resignations, and More

Grab your coats because fall is officially upon us! Here are your public-law highlights from the last month:

  • Colorado Supreme Court updates. The Colorado Supreme Court has been busy these last few weeks. Notable decisions include a rejection of both a jury tampering charge against pro-nullification protesters and a TABOR challenge to the Department of State’s fee structure. The Court also agreed to hear a case about common-law marriages between same-sex partners.
  • Myklebust resigns his post. Colorado securities commissioner Chris Myklebust stepped down after board members questioned the validity of his appointment.
  • Court of Appeals openings. If you’re interested in becoming a judge on the state’s intermediate appellate court, get those applications ready. Three judges (Taubman, Webb, and Hawthorne) are set to retire in the coming weeks.

Chris Jackson is a litigator at Sherman & Howard whose practice lies at the intersection of private and public law. He frequently writes and comments on appellate law, elections, and campaign finance (particularly in Colorado). Follow Chris on Twitter at @COAppeals.