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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:00 AM

Judge Resigns After Calling Fellow Jurist a 'Little Mexican' in an Email

Source: Law and Crime


by Matt Naham | 4:32 pm, January 11th, 2019

There are many ways to get fired or to put yourself in the position of having to resign from your post. One Colorado judge is out of a job after admitting to referring to a fellow judge as as “the little Mexican” over email.

Laurie A. Booras would have stayed on the appeals court until 2021, resigned and apologized for calling Appeals Court Judge Terry Fox “the little Mexican.” Fox, a Latina, said that the comment made her feel “subhuman.”

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According to the Denver Post, judges felt Fox made a “powerful, compelling testimony about how she had to overcome obstacles her entire life due to the prejudice of others, yet she never expected to be subjected to racist remarks from a fellow judge on the Court of Appeals.”

This came up after John Sakowicz, a man who claimed to have carried on a decade-long affair with Booras, came forward to allege that Booras stalked him and sent their email exchanges to his wife. Among emails that surfaced included one of Booras calling her ex-husband’s Native American wife “the squaw.”

Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/crazy/judge-resigns-after-calling-fellow-jurist-a-little-mexican-in-an-email/

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:32 AM

1. I would love to shove this in the face of every racist who attacks the Black Lives Matter movement

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:23 PM

2. Adios, b_____. (nt)

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:32 PM

3. She seems nice.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 09:03 PM

4. Who the hell put her on the bench in the first place?

She seems to have her white supremacist views tattoed all over her.

The courts need to be cleaned of people like this.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:28 PM

5. How did Booras slip through?

https://lawandcrime.com/crazy/judge-resigns-after-calling-fellow-jurist-a-little-mexican-in-an-email/

John Sakowicz • a day ago

Colorado Appeals Court judge, Laurie Booras, has resigned after a discipline review panel found three judicial code violations, including referring to a fellow judge as "the little Mexican" in an email.

I was the person who brought that complaint.

The pain and suffering caused to me and my family by Booras's other improper behaviors -- numerous, and which the panel did not address -- are impossible to calculate.

How do you quantify depression, and embarrassment? How are "general damages" recoverable by someone injured by another person's threats, sexual harassment, and stalking?

My personal relationship with Booras aside, I am wondering about bigger questions.

How did Booras's admitted racism escaped notice since she was first appointed to the bench in 2007, and then retained by voters in 2012? Indeed, how?

And how did Booras get appointed in the first place? Who vetted her? Booras had no judicial experience. None. Not district court. Not county court.

Before getting appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals -- the state's second highest court -- Booras had never heard a single case as a judge. Not one. Not a traffic ticket case. Not a barking dog case.

Booras had been a hard-assed career prosecutor, before working with the Colorado Attorney General's Office, where she fought prison inmates seeking habeas corpus relief for serious constitutional violations.

How does her tough and uncompromising resume suggest a judicial temperament? Fairness? Compassion? Open-mindedness, sensitivity, courtesy, patience, freedom from bias, and commitment to equal justice?

How did Booras slip through?

John Sakowicz

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