June 8, 2021
First female federal judge in New Mexico.
“I learned valuable lessons from my brother being in the federal penitentiary. I saw the terrible toll taken, including on parents and family. I’ve seen the terrible medical treatment and food and how crippled inmates are when they get out.”
As a lawyer “you better not go into federal court green or lazy or burned out. If you’re not able to give it your all you shouldn’t do this.”