Judicial Selection and the Legal System  

In this two-part series on Colorado Courts, the discussion is focused on the question, “Are our Courts political?” with our expert panel. Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis (Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System), attorney Tom Harrison, Legal System reformer Matt Arnold (Director of Clear the Bench Colorado), and Justice System Watchdog Peter Coulter join Aaron to discuss the perceived influences of politics on the Legal System and whether or not politics affect the selection and retention of judges in our courts. 

In the second episode of this two-part series on Colorado Courts, the panel continues  the discussion of the question, “Are our Courts political?” with expert panelists former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis (Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System), Attorney Tom Harrison, Legal System reformer Matt Arnold (Director of Clear the Bench Colorado), and Justice System Watchdog Peter Coulter.

In the first program in a series on the Legal System, former Colorado Supreme Court Justices Rebecca Love Kourlis ((Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System) and Gregory Hobbs (currently a Senior Water Judge) join University of Colorado Law Professor Melissa Hart and Legal System reformer Matt Arnold (Director of Clear the Bench Colorado)  to debate Colorado's current system of selecting judges. They discuss the advantages of merit- and election-based systems as well as other aspects of the Legal System, how it can be improved, and what role politics plays in the process.  A segment of one of four interviews Aaron did with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is included in the program.

 

In the second program in a series on the Legal System, former Colorado Supreme Court Justices Rebecca Love Kourlis ((Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System) and Gregory Hobbs (currently a Senior Water Judge) join University of Colorado Law Professor Melissa Hart and Legal System reformer Matt Arnold (Director of Clear the Bench Colorado)  to debate Colorado's current system of selecting judges. They discuss the advantages of merit- and election-based systems as well as other aspects of the Legal System, how it can be improved, and what role politics plays in the process.  A segment of one of four interviews Aaron did with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is included in the program.

 

 

 
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