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Interview with Chief Judge Michael Vigil, Democratic candidate for the NM Supreme Court

I recently met with Chief Judge Michael Vigil of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He is the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court in next month’s general election. You can find his campaign website here. Q.  I’m … Continue reading

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Interview with Justice Judith Nakamura, Republican candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court

I recently met with Justice Judith Nakamura, who was appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 2015 by Governor Martinez. She is running to keep her seat as the Republican candidate in this year’s general election. Her campaign website … Continue reading

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Santa Fe New Mexican endorses Vigil, French for NM appellate courts

The Santa Fe New Mexican has endorsed Chief Judge Michael Vigil, the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court, and Judge Stephen French, the Republican candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The editorial, however, also has very nice things … Continue reading

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Interview with Judge Stephen French, Republican candidate for the NM Court of Appeals

I recently spoke with Judge Stephen French, who was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the Court of Appeals earlier this year, and who is running as a Republican in the general election next month. His campaign website is here. … Continue reading

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Interview with Julie Vargas, Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals

I recently spoke with Julie Vargas, an Albuquerque lawyer in private practice who is now the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals: Q.  Good afternoon, I’m here with Julie Vargas, candidate for the New Mexico Court of … Continue reading

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Panel sends all three Court of Appeals applicants to Governor Martinez

My apologies for the lack of posting last week, but I was feeling a bit under the weather. Last week the Judicial Nominating Commission sent the names of all three applicants for the presently vacant Court of Appeals–Stephen French, Julie … Continue reading

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Three apply for vacant seat on NM Court of Appeals

Three lawyers have submitted applications to the Judicial Nominating Commission, seeking to fill the seat vacated by Judge Cynthia Fry at the end of 2015. Here they are in alphabetical order: 1. Stephen G. French is a an experienced and … Continue reading

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Deadline to apply for vacant NM Court of Appeals seat is January 19

The New Mexico Judicial Nominating Commission has announced that applications to fill the vacancy on the Court of Appeals caused by Judge Cynthia Fry’s retirement are due on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. You can get a copy … Continue reading

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Judge Gary Clingman to apply for seat on NM Supreme Court

Yesterday the Republican Party of Grant County posted the following photo on its Twitter feed: 1st VC Curtis Stevens Jr. w/NM Supreme Court applicant Gary Clingman during his visit to Silver City yesterday.#nmpol pic.twitter.com/b66Quq56EL — GOP of Grant County (@GrantCounty_GOP) September 13, … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court rejects former judge’s argument that she wasn’t up for retention in 2014

After the voters declined to retain her in the 2014 general election, Judge Sheri Raphaelson of the First Judicial District Court took the position that she should not have been subjected to a retention election in the first place. Judge … Continue reading

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