“Mullarkey Majority” – minus Mullarkey – on Colorado Supreme Court have all officially filed to seek retention on the bench for another 10 years
Today’s Law Week Colorado broke the news that the roster of ‘unjust justices’ of the Colorado Supreme Court’s “Mullarkey Majority” (minus, of course, Chief Justice Mullarkey herself, who last month announced her intent to retire rather than be held accountable by voters in the November elections) seeking retention in office for another 10-year term on the bench is now complete. Incumbent Colorado Supreme Court Justice Alex Martinez joined his colleagues (incumbent Justice Nancy Rice, who filed the week before last, and incumbent Justice Michael Bender, who filed at the end of May) in seeking voter approval for another ten years with which to further erode the constitutional rights of Colorado citizens.
The Colorado Supreme Court exercises enormous power over our lives – and in the case of these three incumbents, has consistently wielded this power at our expense. The current majority has repeatedly demonstrated that it does not exercise its power with restraint or respect for your constitutional rights – repeatedly ruling against individual protections, growing the government’s ability to take away from citizens. Upholding tax increases (such as the “Mill Levy Tax Freeze” property tax increase, or the “Dirty Dozen” new tax laws) imposed without the constitutionally required vote of the people, enabling taxes to be collected under the guise of “fees” (such as the Colorado Car Tax), expanding eminent domain abuse to seize people’s property, and grabbing the (legislative) power to draw up voting districts (aided by the recent “Mary-mandering” bill) – these Colorado Supreme Court incumbents are acting like rulers, with you as the subjects; re-writing the laws, instead of upholding them.
Fortunately, in Colorado, we retain the right of refusing to retain these ‘unjust justices’ in office; we can prevent them from taking away our rights with the stroke of a pen, by exercising our own rights with the push of a button.
We The People can (indeed, as citizens, we must) hold our public officials – both elected and appointed – accountable. Be a citizen, not a subject – get informed, then exercise your right to vote “NO” this November on the four (er, three remaining) ‘unjust justices’ of the Colorado Supreme Court’s “Mullarkey Majority”- (Justices Michael Bender, Alex Martinez, Nancy Rice – soon to be minus 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 against seizure via eminent domain abuse, your right to be fairly represented in the legislature and Congress, 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 exercise your right to vote “NO” on giving these unjust justices another 10-year term!