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Committee will recommend replacement for Colorado Chief Justice Mullarkey

DENVER (AP) – A judicial nominating committee will meet soon to appoint a replacement for outgoing Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey.

Mullarkey announced Thursday that she’ll retire at the end of November, saying it’s a good time for her personally and professionally to retire after 23 years on the court.

The nominating committee must recommend three possible replacements within 30 days and Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter will then have 15 days to make a decision. Mullarkey will chair the nominating commission but doesn’t get to vote on the candidates.

Mullarkey faced a retention election this fall and critics have been urging voters to reject her. She says politics had nothing to do with her decision to resign now.

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