Brauchler: Colorado Democrats refused — three times — to pass judicial records reform. We now know what a mistake that was.

The Denver Post: Elected Democrats in the executive and legislative branches of state government say they are aghast at the ground shaking reporting on the conduct of our state judiciary by Denver Post reporter David Migoya, who uncovered the scandal despite significant hurdles to accessing judicial records.

But the responsibility for those hurdles belongs squarely with those same Democrats.

In 2012, the Colorado Court of Appeals interpreted the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), in existence since 1968, not to include the judiciary within the terms “state” and “state agency.” Members of the judicial branch effectively ruled that CORA does not apply to them or any other aspect of the judicial branch.

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