Colorado has a new state Supreme Court justice. Brian Boatright previously served as a trial court judge in Jefferson County for more than a decade. He’s the fifth member of the seven-member court appointed by a Democratic Governor, but Boatright is a Republican. State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with him to talk about his some of his toughest cases, and what he hopes to bring to the job. One of his first big cases will be the redistricting lawsuit in early December.

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One Response to A Conversation with Colorado’s Newest Supreme Court Justice

  1. Di says:

    Welcome, Justice Boatright, and thanks, Bente, for a revealing interview. We truly are blessed in Colorado with a judicial appointment process that attempts — as much as humanly possible — to focus on abilities to the exclusion of politics, and it’s great to hear that Justice Boatright’s experience as a nominee was consistent with that vision.

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