Dec 10, 2010 6:26 PM by Greg Boyce

New supreme court justice sworn in

DENVER (AP) - Colorado has a new state Supreme Court justice.  Colorado Deputy Attorney General Monica Marquez was sworn in Friday to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey.

Marquez is the first Latina and the first openly gay jurist on the state's high court.  The 41-year-old Marquez is a Grand Junction native who attended
Stanford and Yale universities. She was sworn in by her father, retired Judge Jose D.L. Marquez, who was the first Latino appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals.


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