|Colorado Supreme Court|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Bill Owens|
|Preceded by:||Rebecca Kourlis|
|Past post:||Solicitor General, Colorado|
|Undergraduate:||Stanford University, 1987|
|Law School:||University of Chicago Law School, 1991|
Allison H. Eid is an associate justice on the Colorado Supreme Court. She was first appointed to the court on March 13, 2006, by Governor Bill Owens to replace retiring Judge Rebecca Kourlis. She was successfully retained in November 2008. Her current term expires in January 2019.
Eid earned her undergraduate degree with distinction in American studies from Stanford University in 1987. She then earned her J.D. with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991.
Following her admission to the bar Eid worked as a special assistant and speechwriter to U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett. She then entered private practice with the firm Arnold & Porter. She was also an associate professor for the Colorado School of Law. Prior to her appointment to the Colorado Supreme Court in 2006, she served as the solicitor general for Colorado.
Awards and associations
- Member, Phi Beta Kappa
- Articles Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
- Member, Order of the Coif
- Member, Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise
- Member, American Law Institute
- Temple Bar Scholar, American Inns of Courts
| Colorado Supreme Court, Associate Justice|
2008 General election results
- Click here (scroll to page 120) for 2008 General Election Results from the Colorado Secretary of State.
The Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation voted unanimously to recommend Eid for retention. The COJPE reviews the answers of attorneys and District Judges and asked a variety of questions to determine the Judge's performance. The score is rated on a 4 point scale similar to school grades. Since 1990, which was the first election year after the statutory creation of judicial performance commissions and the use of performance evaluations, all Colorado Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges standing for retention have received do retain recommendations. Until 2010 no additional information on judicial performance has been made available to the public.
|Question classification||Attorney score||District Judge score||Combined average|
|Adequate explanation of opinion||3.7||3.6||3.65|
|Response without criticism||3.7||3.8||3.75|
|Response based on law||3.5||3.6||3.55|
|Not ruling on extra issues||3.7||3.6||3.65|
|Respect towards all parties||3.9||3.9||3.9|
|No ex parte communications||3.9||3.9||3.9|
Judge Eid is currently listed as nonpartisan. Because judges in Colorado are selected on merit by the governor, she has no campaign contributions.
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Eid received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 1.1, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of -0.29 that justices received in Colorado. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.
- Colorado Supreme Court
- University of Colorado School of Law, "Adjunct Faculty Justice Allison Hartwell Eid"
- Denver Post, "State Capitol decked in purple lights," December 11, 2006
- Colorado State Judicial System, "Allison H. Eid Bio"
- Email correspondence with Jane B. Howell, Executive Director of the CCJPE, Aug 27, 2010
- Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation, Review of Justice Eid
- Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012