New rules allow a bit more public scrutiny of Colorado Judicial Branch

The Colorado Judicial Branch released a final version of its open records policy on Monday, fixing some portions that sparked complaints during a public hearing but keeping the judicial disciplinary and ethics commissions exempt from transparency rules.

Despite the changes, a key lawmaker said she will push forward with a bill to put the branch back under the Colorado Open Records Act even after the court modified the rules. The rules address records policies more than three years after the Colorado Appellate Court ruled in 2012 that the branch wasn't subject to CORA. Continue…