Judge orders Colorado ethics commission to open books
DENVER, Colorado ” A judge has ruled that Colorado’s ethics watchdogs are improperly keeping some records secret.
The state Independent Ethics Commission was ordered Thursday to open records on lawmakers and state employees seeking opinions on ethical conduct. The five-member commission has resisted efforts to say who asks for ethics opinions, saying that disclosure could deter requests.
District Court Judge Norman Haglund of Denver ordered the records open after Colorado Ethics Watch sought to have them made public.