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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I’m happy to announce that my law blog is back in business. I took the blog offline after being sworn in as a judge on the New Mexico Court of Appeals in October 2017. I campaigned to keep my seat, … Continue reading
Recently, Tenth Circuit Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich spoke at the University of Chicago Law School on “Judicial Independence From Jay to Roberts.” Here is a report on his talk. Hat tip to How Appealing.
In this article by Zoe Tillman of Buzzfeed, Tenth Circuit Judge Harris Hartz of New Mexico discusses Justice Neil Gorsuch and defends his record.
I apologize that I haven’t posted anything here in over a month. Over the past few weeks I’ve been experiencing technical difficulties which have caused the blog to be down entirely from time to time, and which have prevented me … Continue reading
The Albuquerque Journal has endorsed Justice Judith Nakamura for the New Mexico Supreme Court, and Judge Stephen French for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Both Nakamura and French are the Republican candidates for those positions.
I have it on good authority that Governor Martinez will appoint respected Albuquerque lawyer Stephen French to the New Mexico Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy created by Judge Cynthia Fry’s retirement. Congratulations to Judge French! UPDATE: KRQE has … Continue reading
The New Mexico Constitution explicitly protects the right of non-English speakers to serve on juries. See N.M. Const., Article VII, Section 3. As a result, it is fairly common for speakers of Spanish, Navajo, and other languages to serve on juries with … Continue reading
Paul Weideman has this story in the Santa Fe New Mexican about our Supreme Court’s distinctive building in Santa Fe, which was built in 1937 by the Public Works Administration as part of the New Deal. The story also includes … Continue reading
On Wednesday, the New Mexico Court of Appeals issued Couch v. Williams, written by Judge Bustamante. The case contains at least two points of interest: 1. Post-judgment motions filed under NMSA 1978, Section 39-1-1 are not governed by the standards that … Continue reading