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Sen. Allard’s List of Judicial Nominees

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The battle between Senators Ken Salazar and Wayne Allard over federal judicial nominees continues.

Take a look at the names on Sen. Allard”s recommended list of federal judicial nominees. Every single one is a former prosecutor. (Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 14 years before his appointment.) Not one is a criminal defense attorney. Where’s the balance?

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Sen. Salazar’s list is yet not completed. Given his law enforcement background as Attorney General of Colorado, I won’t be surprised if his list is similar to that of Sen. Allard, except for the inclusion of Democrats.

There are many accomplished defense attorneys in Colorado who would make excellent judges. Our federal bench shouldn’t be so one-sided.

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