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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NMSC: Officer’s Training and Experience Can Be the Difference Between Reasonable Suspicion and a “Hunch”

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The New Mexico Supreme Court filed its first case of 2020 last week: State v. Martinez, a 5-0 opinion written by Justice Nakamura. The opinion sets out to clarify the

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NMSC: Legislature Cannot Extend Terms Beyond What Is Allowed by Constitution

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The New Mexico Supreme Court released two opinions last week: In re Padilla, and State ex rel. Sugg v. Tolouse Oliver. I’ve previously blogged about Padilla. In this post, I

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NMSC Indefinitely Suspends Attorney for Failing to Provide Competent and Diligent Representation

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The New Mexico Supreme Court released an opinion yesterday in In re Padilla, a disciplinary board matter. In New Mexico, attorneys are governed by the Rules of Professional Conduct. Two

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NMSC Examines Technical Violations of Probation

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The New Mexico Supreme Court released an opinion earlier this week in State v. Aslin. The opinion clarifies Rule 5-805, which allows districts to set local rules establishing technical violation

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