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NMSC Addresses Double Jeopardy Concerns in Shooting from a Vehicle Law

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I am a little behind on blogging so I’m only now getting around to the two cases the Court published on August 3. In State v. Porter, the New Mexico

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NMSC: PRC May Not Compel Public Utility to File an Abandonment Proceeding

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Last week the New Mexico Supreme Court issued an opinion in State ex rel. Egolf v. New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. Although this is a case about the PRC, it

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NMSC: Warrant to Search Cell Phone Is Executed When Phone Is Seized

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The New Mexico Supreme Court issued an opinion earlier this week in State v. Sanchez, a direct appeal of two evidentiary issues in a first degree murder cases. The state

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NMSC Rejects Secretary of State’s Decision to Put Form over Substance

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I’m a little late in blogging about this New Mexico Supreme Court opinion in Morper v. Toulouse Oliver from a few weeks ago but to be honest was not sure

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NMSC: No Blanket Exception to IPRA for Ongoing Investigations

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The New Mexico Supreme Court published an interesting opinion today on the Inspection of Public Records Act (“IPRA”). In Jones v. City of Albuquerque Police Department, the Court explained that

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NMSC: No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Bank Records

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The New Mexico Supreme Court issued an opinion today on the interesting question of whether the New Mexico Constitution protects banking records from being subpoenaed by the state. In an

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NMSC: Unmarked Cars Are Not Marked and Plainclothes Officers are Not Uniformed

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The New Mexico Supreme Court just released a new opinion interpreting the aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer statute. Justice Michael Vigil wrote for the Court. In a fairly

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NMSC: To Claim Duress, Defendants Must Admit Committing the Crime

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The New Mexico Supreme Court issues its fifth published opinion of the year late last week, State v. Ortiz. In a short opinion, Justice Nakamura reiterates the established rule that

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NMSC Clarifies Framework for Substantive Unconscionability

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Earlier this week the New Mexico Supreme Court published its fourth precedential opinion this year, Peavy v. Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. Justice Bacon, writing for a unanimous Court, clarified the

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NMSC: No Workers Compensation for Workers Injured at Isleta Casino

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The Court holds that workers injured at Isleta Casino whose claims are denied have no venue in which to pursue a claim.

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