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 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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New Mexico Supreme Court Reverses Grant of Habeas Petition in Resident Child Molestation Case

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In State v. Lente, filed last week, the New Mexico Supreme Court reversed a district court order granting habeas relief to a defendant convicted of criminal sexual penetration and contact

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NMSC: No Magic Words for Guilty Pleas

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No "magic words" are required to show that a guilty plea is knowingly and voluntarily made.

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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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