New chief justice sworn in

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The honorable Barbara Vigil has been sworn in as chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

The five members of the court select a chief justice for a two-year term.

Vigil began service the state’s high court in 2012, and before that served 12 years as a district court judge in the First Judicial District. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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