Editorial: Judges need meaningful oversight

The Denver Post: In Colorado, the judicial branch of government is supposed to remain insulated from politics and act as a check on the other branches of government.

But who checks on the judiciary?

The answer, of course, is you. Journalists can act as a check on the power of the judiciary by exposing wrongdoing, but ultimately, Colorado voters are the ones who must fix what ails the judicial system.

This legislative session, in response to investigations from The Denver Post, lawmakers passed a bill that would create and fund a new office aimed at investigating complaints about judges. It is a good first step. However, ultimately, Colorado voters will have to amend the state Constitution to create meaningful oversight of the judicial branch.

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