Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rep. Levy's Judges Bill Clears Senate

A bill that would prevent judges from hearing cases in which one of their colleagues is a party has cleared the Senate.

HB 1193 is a response to the kind of situation that occurred in a controversial Boulder adverse possession case last year, in which one of the winning plaintiffs had been a judge on the district court in which the dispute was decided.

The measure, sponsored by Rep. Claire Levy, D-Boulder, will return to the House for consideration of a technical amendment concerning the state's water courts added in the Senate.