Category Archives: News

“Medical damages debate hits NM Supreme Court”

Dan McKay has this story in the Albuquerque Journal about yesterday’s oral argument in Siebert v. Okun. The question presented is whether the damages cap in the New Mexico Medical Malpractice Act violates Article II, Section 12 of the New … Continue reading

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Albuquerque lawyer Kerry Morris to run for New Mexico Supreme Court

Last week, candidates for state elected offices in New Mexico were required to file contribution-and-expense reports. These reports reveal that the first challenger for the New Mexico Supreme Court seats held by Justices Shannon Bacon and David Thomson has come … Continue reading

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NMCOA rejects challenge to radar technology used to determine drivers’ speed

Defendant Juan Garcia was convicted of driving 78 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour speed zone, based on the testimony of a police officer who used radar technology to determine his speed. On appeal, Garcia argued that expert testimony was … Continue reading

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Colorado will ask SCOTUS to review Tenth Circuit’s ruling on “faithless electors”

Colorado’s secretary of state and attorney general have announced that they will ask the Supreme Court to review the Tenth Circuit’s ruling in Baca v. Colorado Department of State. That decision held that the federal constitution bars Colorado from disqualifying … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the new Chief Judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals, Miles Hanisee

Judge Miles Hanisee was recently sworn in as Chief Judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He takes over from Judge Monica Zamora, who served in the post since January. Chief Judge Hanisee was originally appointed to the Court … Continue reading

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Arguments in Florida v. Georgia to be heard in Albuquerque in December

Tenth Circuit Judge Paul Kelly, whom the Supreme Court of the United States appointed as special master in Florida v. Georgia, has entered an order setting oral argument on December 16, 2019, at 10 a.m., at the Pete V. Domenici … Continue reading

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Governor appoints Zachary Ives to the NM Court of Appeals

According to this story in the Albuquerque Journal, Governor Lujan Grisham has appointed Albuquerque lawyer Zachary Ives to the vacant seat on the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Mr. Ives received his law degree from UNM, and clerked for the … Continue reading

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Governor appoints Judges Shannon Bacon and David Thomson to the NM Supreme Court

Last week, Governor Lujan Grisham appointed District Judges Shannon Bacon and David Thomson to fill the two vacant seats on the New Mexico Supreme Court. Judge Bacon is on the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque. According to this story … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the new chief judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals, M. Monica Zamora

Earlier this week, Judge M. Monica Zamora was sworn in to begin serving a two-year term as Chief Judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. She replaces Judge Linda Vanzi, who served as Chief Judge from 2017 to 2019. … Continue reading

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“Foreclosure case could change NM homeowner protections”

This story by Ryan Laughlin of KOB News describes Nava v. Wells Fargo Bank, a case now before the New Mexico Supreme Court. Apparently, the story was prompted by the filing of petitioner’s brief earlier this week. The Court of Appeals’ opinion that the … Continue reading

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