Of course, their conduct in the Tim Masters case, when they were deputy district attorneys, should have been enough to trigger, in both of them, the impulse to quit, resign, give it up, pack it in, hang their heads, and slink away in shame for what they have done to the people of Larimer County.
In February 2008, Special Prosecutor Don Quick released his report about how the actions of Blair and Gilmore impacted the Tim Masters case. An explanation of what Quick's team found, along with a much more complete explanation of what should have been found, is here.
Then in September 2008, both of these former prosecutors, now judges, were publicly censured by the regulatory office of the state Supreme Court for failing to act with reasonable diligence in their capacity as lawyers in the Masters case. They avoided hearings by striking a settlement deal. For Gilmore, this was the second time around. He had received a private censure in 1994, because of his failure to disclose vital information to a defense attorney.
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The Hartman Report on the Special Prosecutors Report
An Open Letter to Larry Abrahamson re: Tim Masters