Brauchler: Colorado’s judges are picked, and serve, in the dark

Colorado Politics: What are you doing about judges? I get that question every day after ballots arrive. It is no surprise that regular Coloradans struggle with how to cast their votes for an entire branch of government.

The most challenging portion of the ballot you have received (and perhaps have already voted) governs the least transparent and most misunderstood branch of government: the judiciary. In this wizarding world, they are the practitioners of government’s dark arts, wielding powers little understood, applying rules unknown and at a pace seemingly at odds with the rest of society’s understanding of time.

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