New Mexico

136 ABA Journal New Mexico articles.

Woman’s wrong-number call to DA’s office leads to a special gift
Bernice Weems was thinking of skipping her grandson’s wedding in Denver because she couldn’t find the walker that she needed.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump must provide tax returns, court says; DA accepts gift cards in exchange for community service

Trump loses bid to block turnover of tax records, plans U.S. Supreme Court appeal

President Donald Trump can’t block a subpoena for his private tax records from New York prosecutors…

Spousal communication privilege ‘has outlived its useful life,’ state supreme court says

The New Mexico Supreme Court has abolished the spousal communication privilege in a murder case based on testimony by the defendant’s ex-wife and estranged current spouse.

The court said the…

In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots
When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.
Facing shortage of lawyers in some areas, this state is considering licensing legal technicians

The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed a work group to consider whether the state should allow licensed legal technicians to provide civil legal services.

The court has asked the…

In this state, almost all juveniles in detention facilities have at least 1 psychiatric diagnosis

In many school districts in New Mexico, juveniles with disabilities are disproportionately referred to police, according to an analysis of federal data by an investigative reporting group.

At least 29…

Plaintiffs seeking more school funding are using states’ own performance requirements to win

Parents and school districts have been suing over school funding, using state-mandated performance standards to argue that states aren’t living up to their end of the bargain—and they’re winning.

Lawyer can be sanctioned for frivolous challenge to bail reform, 10th Circuit rules

Updated: A federal appeals court has agreed to toss a challenge to New Mexico bail reform rules that discourage the use of money bail.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of…

US begins sending asylum-seekers at San Ysidro back to Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that, beginning Friday, asylum-seekers at the San Ysidro port of entry are being sent back to Mexico to await asylum hearings.

The California…

New Mexico man applying for marriage license with DC courts told he needs passport

A New Mexico man applying for a marriage license in Washington, D.C., last month encountered two workers there who thought his state was a foreign country.

Gavin Clarkson told the…

Did ‘warrior gene’ predispose man to violence? Top New Mexico court to consider evidence issue

The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a judge improperly barred evidence of a genetic variation linked to impulsive violence in a man’s murder trial.

Lawyers for…

New York AG issues subpoenas to state’s 8 Catholic dioceses in sex abuse investigation

The New York attorney general’s office on Thursday issued subpoenas to the states’ eight Catholic dioceses less than a month after the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report

Judge orders change to cause of death for civil rights lawyer

The cause of death for a civil rights lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, should be changed from “suicide” to “undetermined,” a state judge has ruled.

Judge David Thomson of the…

The war on lunch shaming: Policymakers work to protect kids from stigma

When Jennifer Ramo became executive director of the legal nonprofit New Mexico Appleseed in 2009, the Albuquerque Public Schools were making national news for serving cold cheese sandwiches instead of hot meals to kids whose parents were behind on their lunch tab.

Some states are welcoming back ex-offenders to work behind bars

In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. A mother of four, locked up on gun and…

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