NMSC: Serious Youthful Offenders Not Entitled to Amenability Hearing

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In State v. Ortiz, Defendant was convicted of three counts of first degree felony murder after he killed a family of three with a pickaxe during a burglary. At the

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NMSC Remands Misdemeanor Case to Metro Court

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In State v. Smith, the New Mexico Supreme Court addressed a somewhat rare appeal of a metropolitan court case. This case is unusual in that it stems from a metro

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NMSC Denies Mandamus Requiring In Person Special Session

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Pirtle v. Legislative Council is a fairly long opinion on an extremely narrow issue. This is yet another pandemic case, but not one involving a challenge to the public health

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NMSC: Businesses Cannot Seek Compensation for Public Health Orders

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State v. Wilson is another in a series of COVID-19 related cases the New Mexico Supreme Court has decided this year. Businesses had filed numerous lawsuits seeking compensation for damages

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NMSC Affirms Lymon Conviction

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In State v. Lymon, a direct appeal of Lymon’s life sentence, the New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed the conviction of Davon Lymon for the 2015 murder of a police officer

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NMSC: Aggravated Fleeing Statute Does Not Require Actual Endangerment

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In State v. Vest, the New Mexico Supreme Court once again revisits the aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer statute. Not long ago, in State v. Montano, the Court

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NMSC Suspends Attorney for Claiming not to Own Ferrari

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The New Mexico Supreme Court published In re Ferguson today, an attorney discipline case. The facts are longer than the analysis, because the holding is simple: an attorney should not

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NMSC: Legislative Purpose Is Important in Double Jeopardy Analysis

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In State v. Benally, the New Mexico Supreme Court looked at whether a defendant’s two convictions for possession of a weapon by a prisoner violated his double jeopardy rights. While

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NMSC Explains Its Order Requiring Absentee Ballot Applications to be Mailed to All Voters for June 2020 Primary

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On May 6, 2021, the New Mexico Supreme Court issued another COVID-related decision. In State ex rel. Riddle v. Toulouse Oliver, the Court looked at whether the Secretary of State

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NMSC: Release Pending Appeal Required When Statutory Conditions Are Met

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In State v. Taylor, the New Mexico Supreme Court looked at whether defendants were entitled to release pending their appeal. The defendants had been convicted of child abuse after leaving

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