NM Chief Justice Won't Recuse Himself In Bribery Case

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The chief justice of New Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to recuse himself from the case of a former judge charged with drumming up bribes for state Democrats in return for judicial appointments, denying that his impartiality could be reasonably questioned.

District Attorney Matthew Chandler, who is handling state's case against ex-Judge Michael Murphy, moved to disqualify Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels from all current and future proceedings for allegedly colluding with the defense in designating a judge for grand jury proceedings and because some...
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