Former Colorado Supreme Court justice (and current full-time activist) Jean Dubofsky & Democrat Party lawyer Mark Grueskin roll out the big bucks to counter Clear The Bench Colorado
Coming close on the heels of a spurious “campaign finance complaint” by notorious leftist attack yap dogs “Colorado Ethics Watch” (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do) against the grassroots judicial accountability organization Clear The Bench Colorado, the announcement this weekend (at the Colorado Bar Association board of governors meeting) of a well-funded group formed specifically to counter the growing momentum and success of Clear The Bench Colorado in raising public awareness of the issue of judicial accountability in Colorado provides a nice ironic twist.
(The COBAR even claimed – with a straight face – to be “neutral” on the Clear The Bench Colorado campaign, despite placing “Item No. 13, [Executive Director] Chuck Turner’s report on the status of the “Clear the Bench” campaign on the agenda.”) Neutral? Rrriiiiiiggghhhttt…
The story was broken in an article posted by Law Week Colorado earlier today (“Dubofsky said to plan response to Colo. Judge Non-Retention Campaign“):
Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky and Democratic Party lawyer Mark Grueskin are forming a nonprofit group to educate voters about the judicial performance evaluation process in light of an anti-retention campaigned led by Clear The Bench.
Dubofsky’s and Grueskin’s move to form a 501(c)4 organization was disclosed Saturday at the semi-annual meeting of the Colorado Bar Association board of governors. The name of the group wasn’t revealed.
The formation of this organization is certainly an interesting development in light of the baseless complaint filed by “Colorado Ethics Watch” (CEW, pronounced “sue” – it’s what they do) bemoaning the “potentially unlimited funds” that could flow to Clear The Bench Colorado due to the Secretary of State’s office having designated Clear The Bench Colorado as an Issue Committee.
Unlike Issue Committees – which must operate under the disclosure requirements of Colorado campaign finance law, providing transparency of funding and expenditures – the 501(c)4 organization formed by Dubofsky and Democrat lawyer Grueskin does NOT have to disclose sources of funding to the public. They are completely unaccountable.
Will “Colorado Ethics Watch” file a complaint against this shadowy organization for the “corrupting influence” of the huge sums of money it will expend in support of the retention of incumbent Colorado Supreme Court justices?
Don’t hold your breath.
“Colorado Ethics Watch”, the “Colorado Independent” (which is an anything but “independent” left-wing propaganda mouthpiece, tasked with providing a veneer of “news” coverage respectability to political spin and mudslinging attacks), and now the latest (as yet un-named) addition of the shadowy Dubofsky/Grueskin Colorado Supreme Court incumbent protection group, are all part of the network of left-wing (“progressive”) organizations known as the “Colorado Democracy Alliance” (CoDA), formed to dominate all aspects of Colorado government. Operating at the edges of public awareness (skirting transparency, public accountability, and the ragged edges of campaign finance and other laws), these groups coordinate their actions towards advancing the “progressive” agenda statewide (with significant success so far; read The Colorado Model (by Fred Barnes) and, more recently, The Blueprint (by former Rep. Rob Witwer & Reporter Adam Schrager) for an analysis of the success of these groups in Colorado – and beyond).
Not bird nor plane nor even frog…
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