This just in, from New Mexico
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Judge in Nader Case Leaving Bench To Mediate for Firm
By Scott Sandlin
Journal Staff Writer
District Judge Wendy York on Monday withdrew from the courtroom fray over whether independent Ralph Nader could appear on the New Mexico election ballot.
As of Dec. 31, she's out of courtrooms altogether.
Privately, she told her closest colleagues two months ago that she was leaving to become a mediator at the Albuquerque law firm Sheehan, Sheehan & Stelzner. And last week, before being assigned the contentious Nader lawsuit, she told other judges and administrative staff that she planned to leave at the end of the year.
York said she would be "of counsel" to the firm, meaning she will perform mediation rather than being a litigator.
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