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NM Supreme Court to hear writ petition challenging Governor Martinez’s budget vetoes

According to this story by Steve Terrell in the Santa Fe New Mexican, the New Mexico Supreme Court has announced that it will consider the Legislature’s petition challenging Governor Susana Martinez’s line-item vetoes of the Legislature’s own budget and the … Continue reading

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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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Breaking: Gov. Martinez appoints Stephen French to NM Court of Appeals

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

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Judge Judith Nakamura appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court

According to this report by Blair Miller of kob.com, Governor Susana Martinez has appointed Judge Judith Nakamura of the Second Judicial District Court to fill the vacant seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court. Here is Governor Martinez’s official announcement. … Continue reading

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Governor Martinez files amicus brief in SCOTUS labor union case

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas in October yesterday, and took the opportunity to celebrate the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2015 term. Thanks to this story by Dan Boyd in the Albuquerque Journal, I’ve learned that Governor Susana … Continue reading

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Being a former prosecutor should not disqualify one from serving on the Public Defender Commission

Recently, Governor Susana Martinez’s appointment of former district judge, and former prosecutor, Susan Riedel to the New Mexico Public Defender Commission has generated some controversy. Critics of the appointment have made two arguments — first, that Ms. Riedel is not … Continue reading

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Good news for Governor Martinez, as SCOTUS upholds Katie’s Law

Governor Susana Martinez is an advocate of Katie’s Law, which was named after slain NMSU student Katie Sepich, and which allows police to take DNA samples from those arrested for crimes, but who have not yet been convicted. She therefore filed … Continue reading

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Governor Martinez files amicus brief supporting collection of DNA from people arrested for serious crimes

In this post in November, I reported on Governor Martinez’s intent to file an amicus curiae brief in Maryland v. King, which is now before the Supreme Court of the United States. The question the Supreme Court will decide is whether the Fourth … Continue reading

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“Katie’s Law: NM Governor Susana Martinez to file arguments in Maryland court test”

Milan Simonich has this report in the Carlsbad Current-Argus, stating that Governor Susana Martinez plans to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Maryland v. King.  The question the justices face is whether the … Continue reading

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“Two tapped for Supreme Court vacancy”

Barry Massey has this report posted at KRQE’s website, which states that the New Mexico Judicial Nominating Commission met this morning and approved the two applicants for the upcoming vacancy on the New Mexico Supreme Court, former justice Paul Kennedy … Continue reading

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