On Friday, April 1, the New Mexico Court of Appeals celebrated 50 years of existence.
Some of the Court’s history is recounted in this op-ed by Judge Zamora and Judge Bustamante, which ran in the Santa Fe New Mexican. A more detailed version can be found in History of the New Mexico Court of Appeals, by Judges Thomas A. Donnelly and Pamela B. Minzner, who were then serving on the Court (Judge Minzner, of course, went on to serve on our Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals’ building in Albuquerque is named after her), at 22 N.M. L. Rev. 595 (1992).
Happy birthday to the Court! May it enjoy 50 more years of distinguished service to New Mexico.