Category Archives: New Mexico Court of Appeals

Gov. Martinez reappoints Stephen French to the NM Court of Appeals

I’m a little late to the party on this, as I haven’t been blogging for a while, but on December 22, Governor Martinez reappointed Judge Stephen French to the Court of Appeals to fill the seat vacated by Judge Michael … Continue reading

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Have lunch with Judge Wechsler of the NM Court of Appeals

The State Bar’s Appellate Section will host a brown bag lunch with Judge James Wechsler of the Court of Appeals on Friday, December 2, at noon, at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. This event is part of a series … Continue reading

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Nakamura, Vargas prevail in New Mexico’s appellate judicial races

According to the Secretary of State’s website, Republican Justice Judith Nakamura has prevailed over Chief Judge Michael Vigil, the Democratic candidate, in the race for the New Mexico Supreme Court, by a vote of 391,841 to 361,553. And in the … Continue reading

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Santa Fe New Mexican endorses Vigil, French for NM appellate courts

The Santa Fe New Mexican has endorsed Chief Judge Michael Vigil, the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court, and Judge Stephen French, the Republican candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The editorial, however, also has very nice things … Continue reading

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Interview with Judge Stephen French, Republican candidate for the NM Court of Appeals

I recently spoke with Judge Stephen French, who was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the Court of Appeals earlier this year, and who is running as a Republican in the general election next month. His campaign website is here. … Continue reading

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Interview with Julie Vargas, Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals

I recently spoke with Julie Vargas, an Albuquerque lawyer in private practice who is now the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals: Q.  Good afternoon, I’m here with Julie Vargas, candidate for the New Mexico Court of … Continue reading

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Register for the NM Appellate Bench & Bar Conference on October 28

On Friday, October 28, the New Mexico Bench and Bar Conference will take place at the Supreme Court in Santa Fe. If you want to learn more about appellate practice in New Mexico, or ask questions of our appellate judges, … Continue reading

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Judges Bustamante & Kennedy to retire from NM Court of Appeals

According to the Judicial Nominating Commission, Judge Michael Bustamante will retire from the New Mexico Court of Appeals on October 31, 2016, and Judge Roderick Kennedy will retire from the Court on November 30, 2016. Andrew Oxford has this comprehensive … Continue reading

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NM Court of Appeals: Police not immune from loss of consortium claims

In Thompson v. City of Albuquerque, the Court of Appeals has held that the Tort Claims Act does not shield law enforcement officers from loss of consortium claims. The unanimous opinion in this case was written by Judge Michael Bustamante.

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Have lunch with Chief Judge Michael Vigil

On Friday, June 10, the Appellate Practice Section will be hosting a brown-bag lunch with Chief Judge Michael Vigil of the Court of Appeals. The lunch will begin at noon at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. Space is limited, … Continue reading

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