Category Archives: Oral Argument

NMSC: Unfair Practices Act protects consumers, not competitors

GandyDancer, LLC and Rock House CGM, LLC are business competitors that provide services to railroad companies. GandyDancer believed that Rock House CGM was not properly licensed in New Mexico, and had misrepresented the nature of its services, which enabled it … Continue reading

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“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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“New Mexico high court hears ‘warrior gene’ arguments”

Robert Nott has this story in the Santa Fe New Mexican about yesterday’s oral argument in State v. Yepez, which involves the admissibility of evidence that the defendant’s genes predisposed him to act violently. While serving as a judge on … Continue reading

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“NM Supreme Court takes up deadly pursuit cases”

Katy Barnitz has this story in the Albuquerque Journal describing yesterday’s oral argument in State v. David Barber and State v. Elexus Groves, a case in which the New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether aggravated fleeing … Continue reading

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This week’s oral arguments at NMSC: Warrior genes, the medical malpractice cap, and more

It’s oral argument week at the New Mexico Supreme Court, and here’s the lineup: Monday, November 4, 2019 State v. Yepez. Should a criminal defendant be able to introduce evidence that he has a “warrior gene” which predisposes him to … 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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NM Court of Appeals to consider whether the state constitution bars police from opening a locked gun safe during a vehicle inventory search

On September 11, 2019, the New Mexico Court of Appeals will hear oral argument in Albuquerque in State v. Leo Jim. UPDATE: On August 6, 2019, the Court vacated the oral argument, and will reset the date. At issue in … Continue reading

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10th Circuit has posted recordings of oral arguments from July 19, 2019

A panel of the Tenth Circuit heard six oral arguments in Santa Fe last week. The court heard five criminal cases, and one civil case involving qualified immunity. The Court has now posted recordings of those arguments here.

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Tenth Circuit to hear oral arguments in Santa Fe next week

A panel of the Tenth Circuit will be hearing oral arguments in six cases at the federal courthouse in Santa Fe next Friday, July 19, beginning at 9 a.m. Here is the argument schedule. The panel consists of Chief Judge … Continue reading

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“Justices Grill Attorneys in New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case”

Russell Contreras has this report about this morning’s oral argument before the New Mexico Supreme Court in the assisted suicide case, Morris v. Brandenburg.

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