CEW Attack on Clear The Bench Colorado Displays Desperation, Shows Colorado Supreme Court Majority Running Scared
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” — Winston Churchill
Clear The Bench Colorado received word earlier today of a politically-motivated and baseless complaint filed against it by the so-called “Colorado Ethics Watch”. CEW (rhymes with “sue”) is well aware of the fact that Clear The Bench Colorado followed the guidance of the Colorado Office of Secretary of State in filing as an Issue Committee; the complaint is a cheap political stunt without legal merit.
The attack was not unexpected, both because CEW is well known as an organization dedicated to filing nuisance complaints against non-Leftist organizations, candidates, & causes (and, interestingly, giving cover to left-wing groups) and because the new CEW Director Luis Toro (taking over for Chantel Taylor, who had to step down due to – you guessed it – an ethics complaint) telegraphed his punch in an interview published in January, during which he acknowledged the Issue Committee status assigned to Clear The Bench Colorado by the Secretary of State, and the greater contribution limits available to it:
“As an issue campaign, Clear the Bench could take in higher amounts.”
Now, CEW is attempting to change the rules in the middle of the game – just when the other side is driving to the goal.
Because Clear The Bench Colorado has succeeded through the drive and determination of its Director in raising awareness of this important issue, assisted through the modest donations contributed by an ever-growing number of citizens disenchanted with Colorado’s political Supreme Court, CEW’s political complaint looks like a sign of desperation and concern on CEW’s part about the growing momentum of the Clear the Bench movement to restore accountability to the Colorado Supreme Court.
While we appreciate CEW keeping Clear The Bench Colorado before the voters for their critical consideration of the Court’s political maneuvers, we expect that the political complaint filed by the self-styled “Colorado Ethics Watch” will be dismissed expeditiously.
Now more than ever – stand with Clear The Bench Colorado in defense of your constitutional rights. Exercise your right to vote “NO” on the 4 ‘unjust justices’ of the Colorado Supreme Court’s “Mullarkey Majority” (Justices Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, Nancy Rice, and Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey) who need YOUR approval to continue taking away your constitutional rights: your right to vote on tax increases, your right to defend your home or business from against eminent domain abuse, your right to fair representation in government, and your right to enjoy the benefits of the rule of law, instead of suffering under rule by activist, agenda-driven “justices.” Support Clear The Bench Colorado with your comments (Sound Off!) and your contributions – and vote “NO” on retaining these unjust justices on the bench for another 10-year term!