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NMCA: Testimony about threatening text did not violate best evidence rule where victim’s phone could not be unlocked

Thomas Stevenson appealed his conviction for shooting into a motor vehicle. He argued that the victim’s nephew’s testimony about a threatening text that Stevenson allegedly sent to the victim was inadmissible under the best evidence rule, because the State should … Continue reading

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NMCA: Juvenile “used” BB gun in assault despite not brandishing or referring to it

This case presents an interesting issue of textual interpretation — what does it mean to “use” a weapon? I would not be surprised to see our Supreme Court take up this case: Suspecting that 12-year old Zachariah G. had some … Continue reading

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NMCA: Underground water rights may be partially forfeited

A landowner contended that he owned 394.85 acre-feet of underground water rights in the now-abandoned town of Cutter, New Mexico. The evidence at trial showed that a railroad had previously used the water, but that for 34 years the water … Continue reading

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NMCA: Judgments Are Forever

The Cadle Company acquired a 1987 state-court judgment against the defendant, and filed suit on the judgment in 2002 and 2009, acquiring new judgments against the defendant each time. In 2016, the Cadle Company filed a suit on the 2009 … Continue reading

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Have lunch with Judge Vargas of the NM Court of Appeals

Tomorrow, Friday, June 2, the Appellate Practice Section of the New Mexico State Bar will host a brown-bag lunch with Judge Julie Vargas of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Court … 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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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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