The Colorado Supreme Court issued one opinion from Feb. 6-12. As of Feb. 12, the court issued seven opinions in 2023—the same amount as this time last year. The one opinion is below:
From Feb. 6-12, state supreme courts issued 195 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 55. State supreme courts in 23 states issued the fewest with zero. Courts where judges are elected have issued 140 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 55.
The Colorado Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current chief of the court is Brian Boatright. The court issued 61 opinions in 2022 and 59 in 2021. Nationally, state supreme courts issued 9,243 opinions in 2022 and 10,133 in 2021. The courts have issued 833 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 518 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 315. Colorado is a Democratic trifecta, meaning Democrats control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.