In Memoriam, 0420 COBJ, Vol. 49, No. 4 Pg. 64

Author:Judd Golden, J.
Position:Vol. 49, 4 [Page 64]

49 Colo.Law. 64


No. Vol. 49, No. 4 [Page 64]

Colorado Lawyer

April, 2020

Judd Golden, J.

December 21,1949-January 28, 2020

Boulder activist and lawyer Judd Golden died on January 28, 2020. Judd had his own law office in Boulder, Judd Golden Attorney at Law, and was well-known for his passion for civil rights. He got his start with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was a volunteer cooperating attorney starting in 1974. He moved to Colorado in 1984 as the Mountain States Counsel, a national staff attorney position based in Denver. He became a member of the Boulder Chapter of the ACLU in 1985, ultimately serving as the chapter's director for 20 years.

During his years in Boulder, Judd played a key role in a 1989 ordinance to prevent Boulder companies from randomly drug testing their employees, unless they could prove a connection to safety issues, and later helped preserve the ordinance from attempts to weaken it. He was a cooperating attorney in CU v. Derdeyn in 1993, which found random drug testing of student-athletes unconstitutional. He advocated for Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana use in Colorado in 2012. He successfully advocated for and protected a policy barring CU coaches from leading students in group prayer, and his advocacy efforts addressed prisoner rights, criminalization of homelessness, surveillance cameras, protest rights, and other civil liberties issues. More recently, he worked on drug policy reform with the Coalition for Drug Testing Policy Reform and NORML. He was also a political science lecturer at CU and had an all-encompassing passion for music and VW Vanagons.

He is survived by his wife Julie Golden, who also served in co-director positions at the ACLU in Iowa and Colorado. Donations in his memory may be made to the ACLU Foundation of Colorado, support-aclu-colorado.

Thomas Vaughan Holland

July 23,1939-February 19, 2020

Thomas Vaughan Holland passed away on February 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was predeceased by his sisters Janet (Yeakel) and Kay (Evans), his parents Marine and Frank, his "Mom and Pop" Jessie and Tom, and many other family and friends. He is survived by his wife Olivia Therese Filipek Holland, daughter Elisa Joy Holland, son Gregory Trent Davis, half-sister Donna Klapakis, as well as nephews, a niece, and two...

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