- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A panel of judges, attorneys and others is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy that will be left on the New Mexico Supreme Court with the retirement of Justice Richard Bosson.

The Judicial Nominating Commission has set an Oct. 9 deadline for applications. A public meeting will follow on Oct. 19.

The commission will forward a list of finalists to Gov. Susana Martinez, who will choose a replacement. That person would have to run for election in 2016.

Bosson first announced plans to retire in June, saying it was time for him to leave and allow “younger blood” to take over. He has been practicing law in the state since 1970. Before being elected to the Supreme Court in 2002, he served on the state Court of Appeals.

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