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Marcucci, John 2004 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - Denver County Court Judge

Honorable John Marcucci 

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge John Marcucci BE RETAINED.

Judge Marcucci was appointed to the Denver County Court bench in 1990. Prior to his appointment, Judge Marcucci was a partner in a law firm specializing in criminal, bankruptcy and civil cases. Judge Marcucci received his undergraduate degree from Regis College and his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

In his 14 years on the bench, Judge Marcucci has been assigned to various divisions, hearing felony preliminary hearings, traffic, state criminal, civil and general sessions matters. Judge Marcucci currently hears felony warrants, first arraignments, and domestic violence and gun violations, and sets bonds. He reviews approximately 90 cases each day in court.

Judge Marcucci is concerned that an increase in the use of drugs, particularly methamphetamine, has resulted in numerous criminal offenses. For recreation, he enjoys daily exercise, running and coaching basketball. Judge Marcucci is an assistant basketball coach at a Denver area high school.

The Commission received written evaluations of Judge Marcucci from attorneys and non-attorneys, including written comments accompanying the evaluation questionnaires. The Commission also received a written self evaluation completed by Judge Marcucci and conducted a personal interview with him.

Judge Marcucci received high ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys in maintaining appropriate control over proceedings, treating pro se parties fairly, and basing decisions on the evidence and arguments. Of the attorneys responding to the questionnaire, 95% recommended that he be retained, and 5% recommended that he not be retained. Of the non-attorneys responding, 93% recommended that he be retained, and 7% recommended that he not be retained.