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Mike Johnson

She became a Trojan Horse for the left wing, no big loss or change to the extreme bias of the court when she leaves, but what promise she had originally, sad to see how it turned out.

John Cook

For readers who would like to know when and how Judge Nakamura's replacement will be named and elected, there is this from The New Mexico Political Report:

"The position will also be up for election this November, along with two other Supreme Court positions.

Since the vacancy occurred after the state’s primary election, political parties will choose who appears on the ballot through their state central committees. This occurred in 2012 when Justice Patrico Serna retired from the high court and Martinez picked Paul Kennedy as a replacement. Kennedy ran to retain the position that year, but lost to Democrat Barbara J. Vigil, who remains on the Supreme Court.

Nancy Henry

She is one of the only public servants I look up to or trust. This is very sad. NM now has no chance, will go further downhill. However she certainly deserves to retire. Enjoy!

John Cook

Why does she deserve to retire at age 59?

kyle renfro

i would guess the truth is with MLG who wants her own crooked court. Nakamura is too honorable. Thats ok, in the end thy will be done.

John Cook

The Governor could not have influenced this judge's decision. New Mexico uses the Missouri Court Plan for appointments. It is non-partisan. The judge only would have had a retention election in November. Not a partisan election.

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