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 Disbars Lawyer for Mismanagement of Client Funds

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The latest opinion out of the New Mexico Supreme Court, In re Behles, is a reminder of both an attorney's duty to safeguard client money and the diverse jurisdiction of

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New Mexico Supreme Court Eliminates Spousal Privilege

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The New Mexico Supreme Court just became the first state to eliminate one of the more obscure legal doctrines out there: the spousal privilege. Writing for the majority, Justice Nakamura

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Fry v. Lopez – The End of the Death Penalty in New Mexico?

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In Fry v. Lopez, the New Mexico Supreme Court reverses the death sentences for the last two defendants on death row in New Mexico.

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