WASHINGTON — Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. plans to send President Donald Trump a letter tomorrow recommending United States Circuit Judge Allison Eid to replace retiring United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Kennedy announced his retirement today.
Eid has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit out of Denver since November 2017. She previously served on the Colorado Supreme Court from 2006 to 2017.
It was Gardner who introduced Eid at her confirmation hearings for the Tenth Circuit in September 2017.
Gardner said he was grateful to Kennedy.
‘I want to thank Justice Kennedy for his years of service on the Supreme Court,” Gardner said. “Since President Reagan appointed him from the court of appeals more than 30 years ago, Justice Kennedy has carefully and thoughtfully approached each case that has come before him. I wish him the best of luck in this next chapter of his remarkable life.”
Complete Colorado has also reached out to Sen. Michael Bennet for his thoughts on Kennedy’s replacement. We will update the story as more information is available.