New Mexico court boots Navajo woman off state commission
The New Mexico Supreme Court removed a Navajo Nation woman who was convicted of two felonies from the state on the Public Regulation Commission.

Carol Sloan, a Democrat, was found guilty of aggravated battery and aggravated burglary. She faced calls to resign but vowed to serve the remainder of her term on the commission.

That prompted Attorney General Gary King to ask the court to remove her before her term expires at the end of the year. The court agreed, citing a state law that bars felons from holding elected office.

Sloan's district includes parts of the Navajo Nation.

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PRC member Carol Sloan removed from office by court (AP 6/24)
High Court Boots Sloan From PRC (The Albuquerque Journal 6/24)

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