NMSC Upholds Search Warrant for Cell Phone Records

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This case, State v. Price, is the second cell phone search warrant case from the New Mexico Supreme Court in the last couple of weeks. In this case, the Court

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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: 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: 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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New Mexico Contract Law – Formation of Contracts

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As I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve undertaken the somewhat ridiculous task of compiling a resource comparing New Mexico contract law to the Restatement (Second) of Contracts. Since I’m

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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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