Nakamura affirmed as NM Supreme Court chief justice

The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – Justice Judith Nakamura has been re-elected by her colleagues as chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court.

The court announced Friday that Nakamura will hold the leadership post for a two-year term.

Nakamura has been chief justice since June 2017, when she succeeded Justice Charles Daniels to fill the remainder of his term in the position.

As chief justice, she presides over court hearings and conferences and is the administrative authority over personnel, budgetary matters and general operations of all state courts. She also advocates for the judiciary branch on legislative and funding issues.

Nakamura joined the Supreme Court in December 2015. She served previously as a state district judge and was a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court judge.

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