Clear the Bench Colorado
, a group seeking to replace Supreme Court justices at the ballot this November, was advised by Secretary of State Bernie Buescher's office to register last spring as an issues committee even though the group originally filed as a political action committee, according to documents obtained by the Colorado Independent. Clear the Bench last week was the subject of a complaint filed by Colorado Ethics Watch
, which is arguing that the organization is mis-categorized and, as a result, can collect unlimited funds in its effort to target the justices. It's a reality that works against the specific wishes of Colorado citizens who voted to restrict the flow of money into judicial elections to limit the chance for corruption, according to Ethics Watch.