Judicial Term Limits are a Bad Idea

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NO 40


AeA Mountain States Council

Adams/Broomfield County Bar Association

American Judicature Society

American Academy of Pediatrics, Colorado Chapter

Anti Defamation League (ADL)

ARC of Denver

Arapahoe County Bar Association

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado

Bell Action Network

Bell Policy Center

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce

City Council of Aspen

Club 20

Colorado AFL/CIO

Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans

Colorado American Civil Liberties Union

Colorado American Institute of Architects

Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police

Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI)

Colorado Association of Family & Children's Agencies (CAFCA)

Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE)

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council and its affiliated local unions

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Colorado Concern

Colorado Contractors Association

Colorado Court Reporters Association

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

Colorado Education Association

Colorado Farm Bureau

Colorado Forum

Colorado GLBT Bar Association

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association

Colorado Indian Bar Association

Colorado Judicial Institute

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)

Colorado Progressive Coalition

Colorado River District

Colorado Rural Electric Association

Colorado Society of Association Executives (CSAE)

Colorado State University Young Democrats

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

Colorado Water Congress

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

Common Cause

COPIC Insurance

County Sheriffs of Colorado

Denver Bar Association

Denver Children's Advocacy Center

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.


Equal Rights Colorado

Every Child Matters

Expert Consulting Services, Inc.

Faculty of Federal Advocates

First J.D. Bar Association

Grand Junction Area Chamber

Forest City Stapleton, Inc.

Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce

Housing Colorado

Larimer County Bar Association

Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA)

League of Women Voters of Colorado

League of Women Voters Denver

League of Women Voters Larimer County

League of Women Voters Montrose County

MDC Holdings, Inc.

Metro Denver Hotel Association

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter

Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley Chambers of Commerce; Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation; and Upstate Colorado Economic Development)

Progressive 15

Progress Now


Quovadx, Inc.

Qwest Communications

Sam Cary Bar Association

&Seventh J.D. Bar Association

South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce

Town of Avon

Town of Carbondale

US Chamber of Commerce

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Democrats

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
College Republicans

Weld County Bar Association

Women’s Lobby of Colorado, Inc.


Bill Owens, Colorado Governor

John Suthers, Colorado Attorney General

Roy Romer, Former Colorado Governor

Dick Lamm, Former Colorado Governor

John Vanderhoof, Former Colorado Governor

Ken Salazar, U.S. Senator

John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor 

Ed Tauer, Aurora Mayor

Mark Udall, Colorado Congressman

Andrew Romanoff, Colorado Speaker of the House

Alice Madden, House Majority Leader

Diana DeGette, Colorado Congresswoman 

Mike May, House Minority Leader

Joe Blake, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President

Duane Woodard, Former Colorado Attorney General

Mitch Morrissey, Denver District Attorney

Don Quick, 17th J.D. DA

Michael Goodbee, 17th J.D. Assistant DA

Bob Miller, Former U.S. Attorney under President Reagan and Former Weld County DA

Norm Early, Former Denver District Attorney

Bob Russel, former El Paso County District Attorney

Stu VanMeveren, former Larimer County DA

Bob Gallagher, former Arapahoe County DA

Stan Peek, former Weld County DA

Al Dominguez, former Weld County DA

Martin P. Miller, Former Judge and Former Arapahoe County DA

Terry Farina, Former Mesa County DA

Ken Gordon, Senate Majority Leader

Norma Anderson, Former Senate Majority Leader

Pat Pascoe, Former State Senator

Polly Baca, Former State Senator

Albert C. Yates, Former President of Colorado State University

Edythe S. Miller, Former Chair of the Colorado PUC

Tillie Bishop, Mesa County Commissioner, Former State Senator

Rutt Bridges

Lance M. Sears, Former Chair, State Judicial Performance Commission

Lena L. Archuleta, Educator

Fredrick R. Abrams M.D., Director, Clinical Ethics Consultation Group

Wm. David Lytle, Colorado Bar Association President-Elect

Elizabeth Starrs, Colorado Bar Association President

Paul Chan, Denver Bar Association President

Linda K. Wackwitz, EVP and Chief Legal Officer, Quovadx

Gale Miller, Colorado Judicial Institute Chair

Len Taigman, Retired Director, Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin)

Marcia Johnson, Denver City Councilwoman

Rob Witwer, State Representative

Jack Pommer, State Representative

Al White, State Representative

Jeanne Robb, Denver City Councilwoman

Anne McGihon, State Representative

Mike Drake, President, Colorado Senior Lobby

Hal Goldback, President, Castle Pines Guaranty Bank & Trust Company

Polly Baca, President and CEO, Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA)


Sample Reminder E-mail to Friends

Dear Friends:

Election Day is fast-approaching. Some counties have changed their polling locations and process. Find out where you can vote on Election Day at http://www.fairvotecolorado.org/.

With such a long ballot, I want remind you about an issue that is very important to me. Amendment 40 will have serious consequences for individuals and businesses across our state. If passed, it will:

  • Force five of seven Colorado Supreme Court justices and seven of 19 Court of Appeals judges off the bench at the same time. 
  • Create a backlog of cases with potentially severe consequences for citizens of this state. Keep in mind that these are the courts that have the final say in criminal cases, child welfare matters, domestic disputes, environmental issues, business and employment disagreements. 
  • Push out good judges for no reason. Colorado already has a process for judges with checks and balances, accountability and discipline measures, mandatory retirement at age 72 and retention votes by the people.
  • Give future governors the power to appoint nearly the entire Supreme Court, stacking the deck with judges who share their partisan political views be they conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat. Because Amendment 40 cuts short the time good judges can serve, expect partisan court-packing every decade.

More than 100 organizations and people in leadership positions across the state and across party lines publicly oppose Amendment 40. Every major daily newspaper has come out against this bad idea. And, for the first time in history, Governors Owens, Romer, Lamm and Vanderhoof came together to warn Coloradans about the consequences of this measure.

Join me in “voting no” on Amendment 40. Visit www.voteno40.org for more information. Click this link to hear what Coloradans are saying about Amendment 40: http://www.coloradansnoon40.com/.

Please consider adding your comment to this e-mail and forwarding to at least five friends living in Colorado. Thank you.

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