Polis signs bill creating legislative committee to study judicial discipline

The Denver Gazette: The leaders of both houses of Colorado’s Legislature have two weeks to appoint the eight members of a bipartisan committee to study whether the state’s method of investigating and disciplining judges needs an overhaul.

With Gov. Jared Polis’ signature to Senate Bill 22-201 on Friday, the next step is to assemble the four senators and four representatives to serve on the interim panel by June 4 and have its first of several public meetings by mid-June.

“I expect it to be rigorous, with an educational portion with the interim committee members to get up to speed on the landscape of judicial discipline,” the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, said Monday. “The bill has some 17 areas of study and the committee will have to sort through all that.”

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