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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 11:28 PM

5. How did Booras slip through?


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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