Twentieth Judicial District — Boulder County

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P.O. Box 4249

1777 Sixth Street

Boulder, Colorado 80306-4249

Telephone: (303) 441-3750

Facsimile: (303) 441-4750

Boulder County Court — Longmont

1035 Kimbark Street

Longmont, Colorado 80501

Telephone: (720) 564-2522

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In 2012 the Equal Justice Foundation began a rating system of justices standing for retention based on the votes of attorneys who submit responses to surveys sent to them by the Judicial Performance Review Commission. The idea was first put forward by the Rocky Mountain News in an October 13, 2002, editorial. Whether a "Retain" or "Do Not Retain" is recommended is based on the criteria:

Retain: More than 85% of attorneys voted to retain;

Marginal: only 80-85% of attorneys voted to retain. In 2014 review this was changed to 75-85% of attorneys voted to retain;

Do Not Retain: Less than 80% of attorneys voted to retain. In 2014 review this was changed to <75% of attorneys voted to retain.


 
    Table 35: Twentieth Judicial District Judges and Magistrates

Name of Judge

Telephone

Case Links

Comments

 

District Judges

Roxanne Bailin

Former Chief Judge

 

Radical feminist and Feminist lynch mob leader for Boulder County! Instilling and cultivating hatred for men for the yaya sisterhood. No man got a fair hearing or trial in her court!

 

Stepped down September 1, 2013. She won't be missed.

 

Appointed to bench in January 1983.

Stood for retention in 2002. 87% Retain.

Concerns about gender bias.

Stood for retention in 2008. 100% Retain.

Accused of cronyism and despotism. See October 17, 2008, report on Know Your Courts (use Wayback Machine to located archived version of that web site).

Ingrid Bakke

Division 6

(303) 441-3764

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. HIckenlooper in January 2011.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Retain

89% of attorneys voted to Retain and only 6% voted Do Not Retain.

Maria E. Berkenkotter

Division 4

Chief Judge

(303) 441-3748

 

Appointed district court judge in 2006.

Stood for retention in 2008. 90% Retain.

Appointed chief judge September 1, 2013.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Retain

87% of attorneys voted to Retain and 9% voted Do Not Retain in this review.

Patrick Butler

Division 13

(303) 441-1817

 

Promoted from magistrate in 18 th Judicial District to district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in October 2011.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Marginal

Only 79% of attorneys voted to Retain and 9% voted Do Not Retain.

Frank Dubofsky

 

No longer on bench as of February 2007

 

Formerly on CO Court of Appeals. Experience suggests he was fair and equitable.

Carol Glowinsky

 

Retired February 2011.

 

Appointed district judge in January 1997.

Stood for retention in 2000. 97% Retain

Stood for retention in 2006. 98% Retain.

Daniel C. Hale

 

No longer on bench as of February 2007

 

Appointed district judge July 1996.

Stood for retention in 1998. 100% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2004. 99% Retain.

04 CV 366

Defendant found him reasonable and fair. DA did not bother to file response brief.

Andrew Hartman

Division 1

(303) 441-3792

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in August 2013.

Stood for retention in 2016.

EJF recommendation: Retain

89% of attorneys voted to Retain and only 5% voted Do Not Retain.

James C. Klein

 

No longer on bench as of September 2012.

 

Appointed June 8, 2005.

Stood for retention in 2008. 92% Retain.

Judith L. LaBuda

Division 2

(303) 441-3744

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in May 2012.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Do Not Retain

Only 68% of attorneys voted to Retain while 22% voted Do Not Retain. The same was true of non-attorneys where only 66% of respondents voted to Retain. Apparently she puts docket management ahead of good judgement, particularly in the application of relevant law. Since she is only handling domestic relations the EJF finds her particularly unsuited for her position.

Bruce Langer

Division 14

(303) 441-4758

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in September 2013. Former prosecutor. Replaced Mary Whalen.

Stood for retention in 2016.

EJF recommendation: Marginal

Only 81% of attorneys voted to Retain while 12% voted Do Not Retain.

Andrew R. Macdonald

Division 12

(303) 441-1866

 

Appointed district court judge by Gov. Hickenlooper in 2011. Replaced Carol Glowinsky.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Marginal

81% of attorneys voted to Retain but only 3% voted Do Not Retain.

Dolores (D.D.) Mallard

 

Stepped down July 31, 2015.

 

Appointed district court judge in 2004.

Stood for retention in 2006. 82% Retain

Stood for retention in 2012.

EJF recommendation: Retain 87%

Lael E. Montgomery

 

Retired July 2011.

 

Appointed county judge in January 1997.

Stood for retention in 2000. 96% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2004. 89% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2010. 94% Retain.

01 DR 1749

Judge Montgomery ruled that a single mother had to remain in Colorado to provide father visitation rights. She was overruled by Colorado Supreme Court.

Thomas F. Mulvahill

Division 5

(303) 441-3726

 

 

 

Appointed by Gov. Ritter September, 2009.

Stood for retention in 2012.

EJF recommendation: Retain

91% of attorneys voted to Retain, 9% voted Do Not Retain.

Morris W. Sandstead, Jr.

 

His courtroom was a gender-biased chamber of horrors. See comments in Daily Camera story.

 

Retired September 30, 2009. He won't be missed.

 

Appointed District Judge in 1982.

Stood for retention in 1998. 100% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2004. 88% Retain

89 DR 325

Morris Sandstead upheld rulings illegally entered by Mr. Perryman, who was acting as a magistrate even though he was not licensed to practice law in Colorado as required by statute. These orders destroyed a woman and her children.

04 CV 1281

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Colorado Constitution, Art. VII, § 8, requires that "no ballots shall be marked in any way whereby the ballot can be identified as the ballot of the person casting it." After testimony by the county clerk that a ballot could be traced to the person who cast it, found that "Boulder County ballots containing serial numbers and bar codes substantially comply with Colorado election law and the Colorado Constitution."

Norma A. Sierra

Division 3

(303) 441-3771

 

Promoted to district court judge for who knows what reason by Gov. Hickenlooper in August 2015.

Promoted from magistrate to county court judge by Gov. Ritter.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Do Not Retain

Only 70% of attorneys voted to Retain while 20% voted Do Not Retain.

Mary Gwyneth Whalen

 

Stepped down September 1, 2013. From all reports she won't be missed.

 

Appointed district judge in October 2006,

Replaced Daniel C. Hale

Stood for retention 2008. Only 69% Retain.

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County Judges

David Archuleta

Division 8

(303) 441-376

 

Appointed in 1999.

Stood for retention in 2002. 95% Retain.

Concerns about favoring prosecution.

Stood for retention in 2006. 95% Retain.

Concerns about favoring prosecution.

Stood for retention in 2010. 95% Retain.

Concerns about favoring prosecution.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Retain

89% of attorneys voted to Retain while 8% voted Do Not Retain. Archuleta has apparently overcome his prosecutorial bias and, with reservations, the EJF recommends he be retained.

 

03 M 2193

Appeal

04 CV 366

Defendant was charged with 3 rd degree assault-domestic violence. Without specifics, DA filed second charge. Archuleta granted DA's motion without allowing defense opportunity to respond.

Jury returned mixed verdict of guilty of first count and not guilty of second count.

Appeal court found error to allow two counts and that Archuleta's jury instructions did not specify which assault was involved in each charge and there was no way to determine which charge defendant was acquitted of and which convicted of.

His conviction was therefore reversed.

Noel E. Blum

Division 11

Longmont

 

Performance is consistently weak.

(720) 564-2534

 

Appointed to the bench in July, 2003.

Former deputy district attorney.

Stood for retention 2006. Only 56% Retain.

Stood for retention 2010. Only 78% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Do Not Retain

In this review only 71% of attorneys voted to Retain while 15% voted Do Not Retain. The commission expressed concern about his judicial demeanor and he was observed to be moody and impatient.

Elizabeth Brodsky

Division 7

(303) 441-3732

 

Promoted to county court judge in October 2015. Formerly domestic relations magistrate.

Carolyn Hoye Enichen

 

No longer on bench as of 2010 rather than face retention vote.

 

Appointed in 1995.

Stood for retention 1998. Only 58% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2002. 87% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2006. 86% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2010. Stepped down.

Diane R. MacDonald

 

Stepped down from bench August 1, 2003.

 

Appointed county court judge in 1993.

Stood for retention in 2000. 92% Retain.

Karolyn Moore

Division 9

(303) 441-3768

 

Appointed county court judge in January 2011.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Do Not Retain

Only 45% of attorneys voted to Retain while fully 40% voted Do Not Retain. The commission found she was very biased toward the prosecution and harsh in her sentencing and by a 6-4 vote also recommended she not be retained.

Thomas J. B. Reed

 

Retired December 1, 2010.

 

Appointed county court judge in 1985.

Stood for retention in 2004. 91% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2008. 100% Retain.

Norma A. Sierra

Division 7

 

Promoted to district court judge for who knows what reason by Gov. Hickenlooper in August 2015.

 

Promoted from magistrate to county court judge by Gov. Ritter effective January 2011.

Stood for retention in 2014.

EJF recommendation: Do Not Retain

Only 70% of attorneys voted to Retain while 20% voted Do Not Retain.

John F. Stavely

Division 10

(303) 441-3735

 

Appointed county court judge in 2001.

Stood for retention in 2004. 95% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2008. 94% Retain.

Stood for retention in 2012.

EJF recommendation: Retain

96% of attorneys voted to Retain and only 4% voted Do Not Retain.

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Magistrates

Elizabeth Brodsky

 

 

Promoted to county court judge in October 2015.

Frederick Clifford

 

No longer on bench as of September 2012.

Tijuani J. Cole

 

No longer on bench as of September 2012.

 

Radical feminists opposed him. EJF experience was that he was fair and equitable.

Robert R. Gunning

Division T

(303) 441-4746

 

 

Lisa Hamilton-Fieldman

District

 

No longer on bench as of September 2014.

 

EJF experience suggests she was fair and equitable.

Kristina Hansson

 

No longer on bench as of September 2016.

Gerald Perryman

 

Thankfully he is no longer on the bench.

89 DR 325

Mr. Perryman was not licensed to practice law in Colorado as required by statute to be a magistrate. His orders destroyed a woman and her children among others while he illegally held this position.

Norma A. Sierra

 

 

Appointed in 2002.

Promoted to county judge in January 2011 and then district court judge in August 2015.

Carolyn S. McLean

District

(303) 441-4765

 

 

Jane A. Tidball

 

Reported to be an angry feminist by Know Your Courts.

 

 

Promoted to district judge in First Judicial District in August 1998.

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