Judicial Evaluation of Judges

Issues

Judicial Evaluation of Criminal Judges

The public deserves to be informed about the effectiveness of criminal judges when they are deciding whether to retain the judge or not.

Proposal

  • Provides for an evaluation process of criminal judges
  • Evaluation is made of evaluations from defense attorneys, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers in equal parts
  • Within 45 days of the retention election, the evaluation must be published in the three newspapers having the largest circulation in NM