Clear The Bench Colorado Director featured speaker at CRBC (Colo. Republican Business Coalition) luncheon Friday, 19 June
Appearing as the guest speaker at the next Colorado Republican Business Coalition (CRBC) luncheon Friday June 19th at Brooklyn’s (9th & Auraria) from 1130-1:00, Clear The Bench Colorado Director Matt Arnold will discuss the grassroots movement to vote “NO” on retaining the four Colorado Supreme Court justices (Mullarkey, Bender, Martinez, and Rice) facing voters in 2010…
Matt will explain how the four justices subject to retention by voters in the 2010 election (Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, and justices Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, and Nancy Rice) have betrayed the trust of the people of Colorado, neglecting the proper judicial function of upholding the law in favor of imposing their partisan political will.
Three prominent examples: 1) Upholding the Mill Levy Tax Freeze, which ignored and violated TABOR and cost $117 Million (and counting!) in additional taxes on homeowners who never voted on the question of tax increases; 2) Colorado’s own Kelo case, the “Telluride Land Grab“, which upheld the exercise of eminent domain by ANY home rule entity ANYWHERE in the state (not bounded by geography); and 3) The congressional redistricting case where the Court determined that “judicial redistricting is part of the definition of General Assembly, therefore we are justified in declaring ourselves part of the General Assembly for the purpose of conducting judicial redistricting.”
The Court’s seizure of power is simply breathtaking. In these and other cases, the Court violated the state Constitution, re-wrote or ignored legislation, and undermined the rule of law and government accountability to the people.
Colorado voters have an opportunity to restore some measure of accountability to our judiciary by voting “NO” on retaining these “unjust justices” – Mullarkey, Bender, Martinez, and Rice – in 2010.