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Judge Reprimanded |For Political Support

SANTA FE, N.M. (CN) - The state Supreme Court upheld a code of judicial conduct that bans judges from publicly endorsing political candidates. The justices formally reprimanded magistrate court Judge William A. Vincent for allowing his name to be printed in a newspaper ad supporting Bill Standley as mayor of Farmington.

The court said the state's compelling interest in ensuring judicial impartiality outweighs Vincent's free-speech rights. The justices urged Vincent to "remain mindful of this formal reprimand whenever he is tempted to enter the political fray in the future." See ruling.

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