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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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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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Gov. Martinez appoints Henry “Hank” Bohnhoff to the NM Court of Appeals

This afternoon Governor Martinez announced the appointment of Henry “Hank” Bohnhoff to fill the seat on the New Mexico Court of Appeals vacated by Judge Roderick Kennedy. Mr. Bohnhoff is a highly-regarded lawyer and has enjoyed a distinguished career for … Continue reading

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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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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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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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