Ed Chavez

Hon. Ed Chavez

Former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice.

I retired because the Court had become more of an administration court and less about writing opinions. And I wanted to participate in democracy in other ways.”

“My parents told me I was going to college, but I wanted out, until I heard a Vietnam veteran explain how a lot of people could not help themselves.”

“I realized I was not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so I worked my tail off to be a good lawyer and a good Justice. I only looked for applause from my conscience.”

Recorded on November 16, 2021