KOB-TV.com - A New Mexico judge who attempted to stay in office despite being ousted by voters must go, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
District Judge Sheri Raphaelson did not receive enough retention votes in the November election. In 2009, she was appointed to fill a vacancy for a term that began in 2008. Raphaelson then won a 2010 election.
Raphaelson argued that under law, she must serve a complete six-year term that began after the 2010 election.
But the Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the state Attorney General's Office says she inherited a six-year term that started in 2008.
Justices voted unanimously on Monday that she must leave the bench at the end of the year. More