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Legislature petitions NM Supreme Court to overturn Governor’s budget vetoes

The Legislature has filed an extraordinary writ petition in the New Mexico Supreme Court against Governor Susana Martinez, seeking to overturn her veto of funding for the Legislature itself and higher education institutions. Andy Lyman of the New Mexico Political … Continue reading

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10th Circuit rejects Osage tribal members’ claim that trust accounting should have covered longer time period

In Fletcher v. United States, the Tenth Circuit (in an opinion by Judge Paul Kelly) rejected claims by members of the Osage Tribe of Oklahoma that the district court improperly limited the government’s obligation to perform an accounting of revenues … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court to host premiere of a documentary: “Taming New Mexico”

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico will host the premiere of a documentary called “Taming New Mexico,” a 56-minute film (narrated by Sam Donaldson) that, according to one announcement, “tells the story of now New Mexico … Continue reading

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10th Circuit rejects UNM student’s First Amendment claim over anti-lesbian essay

At the end of March, the Tenth Circuit rejected a student’s claim that the University of New Mexico and two of its employees violated her First Amendment rights by actions they took in response to an essay she wrote criticizing … Continue reading

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New Mexico’s own Judge Harris Hartz on Justice Gorsuch

In this article by Zoe Tillman of Buzzfeed, Tenth Circuit Judge Harris Hartz of New Mexico discusses Justice Neil Gorsuch and defends his record.

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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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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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