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Judge won’t block recall efforts against Colo. state senators who supported gun restrictions
wapo ^ | Updated: Thursday, July 18, 1:19 PM

Posted on 07/18/2013 12:37:07 PM PDT by Red Steel

DENVER — A Denver judge refused to stop recall elections for two Colorado Democratic senators who supported gun restrictions, even though the lawmakers are challenging the validity of the petitions.

Denver District Court Robert Hyatt made the decision Thursday afternoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; denver; guncontrol; secondamendment
The recall goes forward and Hickenlooper must follow the CO Constitution to set election dates for those two Dems Morse and Giron.
1 posted on 07/18/2013 12:37:07 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: george76

Ping - good news.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 12:37:53 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Booyah, sic semper tyrannis


3 posted on 07/18/2013 12:38:15 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Red Steel

Chickenpooper is a Dem, and therefore he can ignore the law, like Obama.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 12:39:26 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: beaversmom; pax_et_bonum

Great news.


5 posted on 07/18/2013 12:42:54 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: Red Steel
lawmakers are challenging the validity of the petitions...

They've tasted the sweet nectar of "government servitude", and will be damned if they'll give it up so easily.
6 posted on 07/18/2013 12:43:40 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Red Steel; MileHi; dhs12345; neverdem; ColoCowgirl; RandallFlagg; dynachrome; beaversmom; ...

Judge rules that recall elections for Colorado Senators Morse and Giron must go on.

The decision is expected to be appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Hick is still stonewalling.

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


7 posted on 07/18/2013 12:52:23 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Roll on!


8 posted on 07/18/2013 12:54:21 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: laplata

Thank you so much for the ping lp!


9 posted on 07/18/2013 12:54:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: laplata

The ruling judge Hyatt was appointed by a Dem so it must butt hurt the Dems even more. No doubt the DUmbs are going to push this to the State Supreme Court where I believe they have even a lesser chance to win there. :-)


10 posted on 07/18/2013 12:58:34 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Governor Hickenlooper ChickenPooper must follow the CO Constitution
11 posted on 07/18/2013 1:06:52 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: george76

From the Gazette:

“Judge greenlights recall elections for Morse, Giron

By Megan Schrader Published: July 18, 2013 | 2:05 pm

‘Judge Robert Hyatt ordered Gov. John Hickenlooper to set a date for the recall elections of two Democratic senators sometime within the next three months.

“The liberal construction required of recall statutes weighs against rejecting recall petitions on hyper-technical grounds,” Hyatt, chief judge of Denver District Court, said as he ruled from his bench following a day of testimony and evidence.”

Senators John Morse, D-Colorado Springs and Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, would be the first state legislators politicians to appear on a recall election ballot.

But the election will likely have to wait until challenges to the legitimacy of the petitions makes their way through the legal process.

Hyatt’s ruling will likely be appealed and could eventually go all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court - delaying the election for weeks or even months.

Attorney Mark Grueskin said he and his clients will consider the outcome and decide whether the Supreme Court should hear and rule on this case.

Hickenlooper could set the election date anytime between Aug. 17 and Sept. 30 under the new timeline, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams said.

Williams said he had requested Sept. 10 and the governor is considering it.

Hyatt was asked to determine whether the petitions circulated to thousands of voters in the districts for Senators John Morse, D-Colorado Springs and Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, met constitutional requirements to force a recall election.

Hyatt said the petitions were indeed sufficient, in part because it’s a constitutional right to recall elected officials and interpretation of requirements should lean in favor of the citizens. “

http://gazette.com/judge-greenlights-recall-elections-for-morse-giron/article/1503662


12 posted on 07/18/2013 1:16:47 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: george76

I can’t believe that Dems are talking about him as a runnign mate for Hillary..


13 posted on 07/18/2013 1:17:14 PM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Red Steel

Excellent!


14 posted on 07/18/2013 1:23:09 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Red Steel
The money quote:

"Hyatt said the petitions were indeed sufficient, in part because it’s a constitutional right to recall elected officials and interpretation of requirements should lean in favor of the citizens. “ "

Ha :-)

15 posted on 07/18/2013 1:23:39 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: george76
Chickenpooper will not be influenced by law or will of the people.
16 posted on 07/18/2013 1:26:45 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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Chickenlooper is now out of excuses for not scheduling elections.
17 posted on 07/18/2013 1:34:35 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: TigersEye; A.A. Cunningham
Breaking from the Denver Post only link:

Indeed Hickyloop is out of excuses; he set the elections dates for Sept 10th.

18 posted on 07/18/2013 1:49:12 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Hyatt’s ruling will likely be appealed and could eventually go all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court - delaying the election for weeks or even months.

Speaking strictly as a Coloradan: representatives of the Democratic [sic] party have a great deal of experience at stalling. It's not going to do them a speck of good.

19 posted on 07/18/2013 1:49:57 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Red Steel

Whoop whoop whoop!


20 posted on 07/18/2013 2:05:40 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: TigersEye
A couple of DUmbs who posted at the Gazette still say the 10th is not the election date even though the DP said, I quote, "Gov. John Hickenlooper shortly after the decision announced the recalls elections will be held September 10th".

One DU twit said Hickenlooper will wait some more for the CO Supreme Court, and that date on Sept 10th is the date that he will set the election dates on. LoL.

So Hickyloopy, according to this and that DUmmie, needs to set a calender date to set the real election dates!?

The Dems are such dishonest clowns.

21 posted on 07/18/2013 2:33:56 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

From the Pueblo Chieftain,

“Citing previous court decisions, he said that a replacement election is inferred in the word “recall.” [which I said a couple of time here :-0) ]

Hyatt also said “the meter begins running now” in terms of the recall calendar, meaning Gov. John Hickenlooper must set election dates.

Hyatt’s ruling took 40 minutes to read. He acknowledged that his decision may be appealed.

Victor Head, one of the recall organizers, said he didn’t see how Hyatt could have ruled otherwise.

“I know the other side may appeal this to the (Colorado) Supreme Court, but hopefully we’ll be done soon with lawyers and can get on with the election,” he said.” “

-end snip-


22 posted on 07/18/2013 2:55:24 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

The ruling judge Hyatt was appointed by a Dem so it must butt hurt the Dems even more. No doubt the DUmbs are going to push this to the State Supreme Court where I believe they have even a lesser chance to win there.


Good points, Red Steel. And “butt hurts” is funny, too. LOL


23 posted on 07/18/2013 2:55:50 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: Red Steel

Well, well. Thanks for the link. BTT


24 posted on 07/18/2013 3:09:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Eli Stokols from KDRV Denver tweeted -

“Hick signs exec order: recall elections will take place on Sept. 10 for both @SenJohnMorse and @SenGiron. #COpolitics #COleg 2:33 PM - 18 Jul 2013”

http://coloradopeakpolitics.com/2013/07/18/breaking-judge-rules-that-petitions-were-valid-recalls-can-go-forward/#more-13649


25 posted on 07/18/2013 4:50:17 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: thorvaldr

Payback’s a bitch, Morse, so bend over and smile!

It was time that the non-leftist people of Colorado got down to action.

Now, make him pay!


26 posted on 07/18/2013 6:01:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Red Steel

I guess the Left didn’t shop for the right judge this time. I’ll bet they keep on trying, though.


27 posted on 07/18/2013 10:25:43 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Red Steel
 

"2013 recall
Members of the El Paso Freedom Defense Committee started a recall effort in response to some Colorado citizens' concerns that Morse did not represent his constituents well by admitting on The Rachel Maddow Show to willfully ignoring their emails and, in their opinion, violating the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.[41]"
 
 

 
"After working briefly as a Certified Public Accountant, Morse began to pursue a career in public affairs, earning first an MBA from Regis University[4] in 1984, then a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1996 and a Ph.D. in public affairs from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2001.[1]

While pursuing advanced degrees, Morse worked for the Colorado Springs Police Department, advancing to the rank of Sergeant.[4] After nine years in Colorado Springs, Morse joined the police staff in Fountain, Colorado, just south of Colorado Springs. In October 2002, he became acting police chief and was appointed as the permanent police chief in February 2003.[6] He held the chief of police position until November 2003, just nine months later.[7] In 2004, Morse became the President and CEO of Silver Key Senior Services, a Colorado Springs-based non-profit.[4]

 

Judging from the sentement of his "constituents", I'd guess this ladder-climbing L.I.F.E.R. R.E.M.F. pudgey-jowelled, ivory-tower Bolschevik P.O.S. has left more than his share of knife wounds in the backs of those he's climbed over throughout his administrative "career".

Payback time.

28 posted on 07/19/2013 5:29:27 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: mountainlion

>>Chickenpooper will not be influenced by law or will of the people.

Nah, he’s too busy installing a Halliburton tap down at his “brewery” for the further stupefication of his McStituents.

By the time his merry band of Useful Idiots are done recreating ‘68, and pissing on the landscape, a bottle of water will be liquid Gold.


29 posted on 07/19/2013 5:34:08 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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