The New Mexico Judicial Nominating Commission has announced that it is accepting applications for the seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court that will be vacated by Justice Richard Bosson on October 31, 2015. As I reported here, Justice Bosson announced his retirement in June.
Applications are due on October 9, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. You can obtain one here.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on October 19, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court Building in Santa Fe to interview and evaluate applicants for the position. The Commission’s meeting is open to the public.
The Commission will forward to Governor Martinez the names of those applicants it deems qualified for the position, and she will appoint one of them to the seat. The appointee will be required to stand for partisan election in the 2016 general election.