Author Archives: Emil J. Kiehne

Programming Note

I apologize that I haven’t posted anything here in over a month. Over the past few weeks I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties which have caused the blog to be down entirely from time to time, and which have prevented me … Continue reading

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The investiture ceremony for Judge Henry Bohnhoff of the NM Court of Appeals will be held on March 20

An investiture ceremony for the newest member of the New Mexico Court of Appeals, Judge Henry “Hank” M. Bohnhoff, will be held on Monday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m. at the New Mexico Court of Appeals in Albuquerque. Of course, … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court: Texas doctor’s sovereign immunity will be upheld in medical malpractice case

Yesterday, the New Mexico Supreme Court issued its decision in the closely-watched case of Montaño v. Frezza. The case arose out of medical treatment that a New Mexico resident, Kimberly Montaño, received from a physician at Texas Tech University Hospital … Continue reading

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Have lunch with Judge French of the NM Court of Appeals

This Friday, March 3, the Appellate Practice Section of the New Mexico State Bar is hosting a brown-bag (i.e. bring-your-own) lunch with Judge Stephen French of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. If you have any questions about practice before … Continue reading

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Sen. Udall of New Mexico floats plan to confirm both Gorsuch and Garland to SCOTUS

U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico has proposed a plan to confirm both Judge Neil Gorsuch and Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States, according to this story by Ashley Killough of CNN. Whatever its … Continue reading

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Investiture ceremony for Judge Julie Vargas to be held on February 17

The investiture ceremony for Judge Julie Vargas of the New Mexico Court of Appeals will be held tomorrow afternoon, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theater, located at 1701 4th Street SW in … Continue reading

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Judge Linda Vanzi elected as Chief Judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals

Today’s Bar Bulletin announces (at p. 9) that Linda Vanzi has been unanimously elected as Chief Judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. She replaces Judge Michael Vigil, who swore her into office on January 17. Chief Judge Vanzi … Continue reading

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Roundup of links discussing the Gorsuch nomination

As you have doubtless heard by now, President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, of our very own Tenth Circuit, to fill the Supreme Court seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia until his death last February. About five years ago … Continue reading

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Justice Alito to visit Albuquerque on February 14

Justice Samuel Alito of the Supreme Court of the United States will be visiting Albuquerque on Tuesday, February 14, where he will hold a “Fireside Chat.” The event will be held at the old Federal Courthouse Building at 421 Gold … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court: Probation term does not expire if defendant absconds

When a term of probation expires, it means the defendant has satisfied all criminal liability, and is entitled to a certificate from a court saying so. See NMSA 1978, sec. 31-20-8. The term of probation is tolled, however, if the … Continue reading

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