NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Chief Justice Shannon Bacon was sworn into the two-year position Wednesday, after being elected by her colleagues on the five-member court. Chief Justice Bacon was appointed to the state’s highest court in 2019. She takes over from Justice Michael Vigil, who served two years as chief.
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Chief Justice Bacon was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2019 and was elected in 2020. Before joining the Supreme Court, she served for nearly nine years as a judge on the Second Judicial District Court and was the presiding civil judge.