Is Colorado Supreme Court Justice Eid’s nomination to federal court a promotion?
“Senate should confirm Eid,” Aug. 5 editorial.
I find it odd that The Denver Post, a newspaper focused on Colorado that is dedicated to serving Coloradans, would call it a “promotion” to move from the highest and most powerful court in the state court system to an intermediate federal appeals court.
The Colorado Supreme Court has a more direct and extensive impact on Coloradans and Colorado government than does the 10th Circuit, as the vast majority of Colorado Supreme Court decisions are the final word on many issues of Colorado state law.
Although a new job with the federal courts may provide Allison Eid a longer tenure, higher pay, and a more “prestigious” position in the eyes of the legal academy, it strikes me as odd that The Post would imply that the highest court in the state system is lesser than a federal counterpart by calling this a “promotion” and cheering on her confirmation.
I would think that if The Post believed in the strengths of Eid’s qualifications, it would instead lament her departure from the Colorado Supreme Court.