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NM Supreme Court restricts judges’ use of social media. Did it go too far?

Yesterday the New Mexico Supreme Court issued an opinion in State v. Thomas, reversing a murder conviction because an expert witness for the prosecution testified via Skype, which the Court held violated the Confrontation Clause. But the Court, in an … Continue reading

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NM Supreme Court censures judge for ex parte communication

According to this story by Mark Oswald in the Albuquerque Journal, the New Mexico Supreme Court has censured District Judge Sarah Singleton of Santa Fe for an ex parte communication she had with one of the plaintiffs’ lawyers in the FedEx … Continue reading

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Three new NM Supreme Court decisions today

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court issued the following decisions: 1.  State v. Davis. In an opinion by Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, the Court held that 72-year old defendant Norman Davis voluntarily consented to a search of his property for marijuana, despite … Continue reading

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