NMSC Raises Standards for Eyewitness Identification

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The New Mexico Supreme Court has been making up for lost time in November. Today the Court released its third opinion of the month, State v. Martinez. Writing for a

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NMSC Rescinds Abolishment of Spousal Privilege

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Several months ago, I wrote about State v. Gutierrez, in which New Mexico became the first state to abolish the spousal privilege. Last week, the Court issued a short order

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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: 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 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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NMSC: Independent Medical Examiner Required to Determine Cause of Death in Workers Compensation Claims

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Just before the Thanksgiving holiday the New Mexico Supreme Court released an opinion in a worker’s compensation case, Lewis v. Albuquerque Public Schools. I try to blog about these cases

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NMSC Applies Notice Pleading Standard to the Medical Malpractice Act

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The New Mexico Supreme Court published an opinion this week applying New Mexico’s liberal notice pleading standard to applications to the Medical Review Commission (“MRC”) under the Medical Malpractice Act.

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