NM Supreme Court Justices Bow Out Of Pay Raise Case

Apr 17, 2014

Four of the five New Mexico Supreme Court justices have bowed out from hearing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Susana Martinez's veto that denied judges an 8 percent pay raise.

The lawsuit was filed Monday by a coalition of judicial associations, individual judges and two state senators.

Supreme Court Clerk Joey Montoya tells the Albuquerque Journal that the fifth justice, Richard Bosson, will serve as acting chief justice to preside over the case and appoint temporary justices to hear it.

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