One of the original members of the New Mexico Court of Appeals, Judge Joe Wood (1924-2013), has passed away. Tom Sharpe has this article about Judge Wood in the Santa Fe New Mexican.
As the article notes, Judge Wood was known for his succinct opinions, which are models of clarity, and his untiring service to the people of New Mexico on the Court of Appeals from its founding in 1966 until his retirement from the bench in 1986. He will be missed.
If you would like to learn more about Judge Wood, don’t miss the interesting article by Bruce Rogoff, “A Visit with Joe Wood About the Early Years of the Court of Appeals,” which you can find at page 5 of this issue of Appellate News.