Opinion: Expose the records of Colorado’s judges

The Denver Gazette: Did you vote to retain the judge who promoted extensive drinking among court staff, which led to a sexual relationship with a staff member? You know the judge, right? After all, he had sex at the courthouse with a member of his staff.

The relationship went south. The staff member filed a complaint and was reassigned to different duties. These facts are buried in the most recent annual report of the Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline.

The judge was privately censured for four violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct, including the improper use of court facilities. So you don’t know if you voted for this judge because Colorado, unlike most states, has confidential judicial discipline proceedings.

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