NMSC Issues Rare Reversal for Lack of Sufficient Evidence

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The New Mexico Supreme Court published its first opinion of the new year last week. In State v. Garcia, the Court reviewed the conviction of a man for child abuse

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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: Habitual Offender Act Applies to Domestic Battery

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The New Mexico Supreme Court decided State v. Barela this week. Affirming the court of appeals, the Court held that felony battery against a household member can serve as an

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NMSC: State Can Enforce Public Health Orders

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The New Mexico Supreme Court last week issued what is probably one of the more important cases of the year, Grisham v. Reeb. This case was brought as a challenge

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NMSC: State Is Immune from Quiet Title Lawsuits

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In Nash v. Board of Commissioners of Catron County, the New Mexico Supreme Court examined whether the government enjoys sovereign immunity from suits to quiet title. Justice Thomson, writing for

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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 Addresses Double Jeopardy Concerns in Shooting from a Vehicle Law

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I am a little behind on blogging so I’m only now getting around to the two cases the Court published on August 3. In State v. Porter, the New Mexico

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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 Rejects Secretary of State’s Decision to Put Form over Substance

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I’m a little late in blogging about this New Mexico Supreme Court opinion in Morper v. Toulouse Oliver from a few weeks ago but to be honest was not sure

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