Is Colorado Supreme Court Jus­tice Eid’s nom­i­na­tion to fed­eral court a pro­mo­tion?

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: AP file

“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.

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