Morse, Giron file legal challenge in Denver District Court as Secretary of State rejects Giron complaint, certifies petitions
Embattled Colorado Senate President John Morse and fellow state senator Angie Giron, targeted for recall from office by Colorado citizens following their high-profile push to enact “gun-control” legislation of dubious constitutionality (challenged by 55 of Colorado’s 62 elected sheriffs in federal court) have filed a legal challenge to the recall petitions against them in Denver District Court. The court challenge closely follows a rejection of the legal challenge in an administrative action by the office of Colorado Secretary of State for both Morse (last Wednesday, 3 July) and Giron (earlier today, 9 July) as a prelude to certifying the petitions for the ballot, triggering a short (30-60 day) window for the governor to set a date for the recall vote.
Like the Morse challenge, Giron’s legal challenge was clearly and comprehensively rejected by the office of Secretary of State – so completely, in fact, that even a renewed challenge in the normally Left-leaning Denver District Court faces an uphill battle (read Clear The Bench Colorado‘s analysis of the ruling).
Any appeal from THAT court would bypass the Colorado Court of Appeals and go directly to the Colorado Supreme Court on an expedited schedule due to constitutionally-mandated tight timelines.
Clear The Bench Colorado will, with your support, continue to promote transparency and accountability in the Colorado judiciary, informing the public to increase awareness of the substantial public policy implications of an unrestrained activism and political agendas in the courts. We will continue to work to educate voters and provide information of relevance related to the judicial branch, and to provide useful and substantive evaluations of judicial performance.
Ultimately, though – it’s worth the effort.