Colorado U.S. Attorney Resigns

Colorado U.S. Attorney Troy Eid announced yesterday he will resign, effective Jan. 19. He's going to run for state attorney general. The current attorney general, John Suthers, is expected to challenge newly appointed Sen. Michael Bennet, the replacement for Ken Salazar, in 2010.

Eid's wife, Allison Eid, currently serves on the Colorado Supreme Court. If Eid wins the attorney general election, he said she will resign from the bench.

Eid will return to private practice with his former law firm, Greenberg Traurig (Jack Abramoff's old firm.)

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    What did you think of him and his prosecutors? (none / 0) (#1)
    by magster on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 01:16:50 PM EST
    I am assuming as a Fed. Public Defender you have some opinions.  

    All I know about him is he minimized the alleged Obama assassination plot at the convention, while hyping the "foot powder" letter from the inmate in Arapahoe County.

    I've never been a (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Fri Jan 09, 2009 at 12:41:09 AM EST
    federal public defender, I'm in private practice. But yes, this is the court that almost all of my cases are in. And, because of that, I'm going to keep my opinions to myself!



    Their business, not mine. But (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 01:28:34 PM EST
    couldn't he aspire to something that wouldn't require his wife to resign from the Colorado Supreme Court?

    had the same thought (none / 0) (#3)
    by Lil on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 01:30:46 PM EST
    Clark (none / 0) (#5)
    by rea on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 03:25:48 PM EST
    it's unseemly that a given state's attorney general would have a spouse on that state's supreme court.

    The precedent is Justice Tom Clark, who resigned from the US Supreme Court so that his son Ramsey could be appointed US Attorney General . . .

    wow (none / 0) (#6)
    by txpolitico67 on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 03:57:49 PM EST
    what a great father.  sacrifice his job for his son's future.

    Good. (none / 0) (#7)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 08:26:18 PM EST
    Hope he gets his hat handed to him in the election.  And they both fade into oblivion.  

    /freakin' wing-nuts.