New Mexico

Government Law

Whistleblower suit says $24M settlement wasn’t enough, points finger at claimed Day Pitney conflicts


Disbarred judge refuses to resign

Criminal Justice

Judge says lawyer defending himself in shooting trial ‘lost the jury’; mistrial is declared


Judge tells lawyer to give dashcam video to state; is ruling consistent with defense obligations?

White-Collar Crime

Ex-judge accused of accepting bribes from lawyer takes plea; expected to get 2 years in prison

Government Law

New Mexico law ends civil forfeiture, bolsters innocent owner defense in criminal cases


Homeowner’s ‘electromagnetic hypersensitivity’ suit against neighbor fails on appeal

Criminal Justice

Jury convicts PI client who, angry over $115 medical bill, physically attacked law firm employee

Criminal Justice

Albuquerque officers are charged in shooting death of homeless man

Criminal Justice

Charges are refiled against lawyer in shooting of homeless man

Criminal Justice

Albuquerque Police Department to undergo sweeping overhaul in DOJ settlement

Religious Law

Inmate sues for right to Satanic worship

Criminal Justice

Fugitive bail jumper captured in Nepal through facial-recognition technology after 14 years

Constitutional Law

Judge tosses suit over lawyer’s death, finds no due process right to police investigation

Animal Law

Although law allows family to consume pet, circumstances justified felony arrest, sheriff says

Election Law

Coin toss decides judicial race that ended in a tie

Civil Rights

Excessive and deadly force by Albuquerque police violated civil rights, Justice Department concludes

Legal Ethics

Attorney who complained to state AGs about law firm is now herself facing scrutiny

Constitutional Law

Terminally ill have right to choose physician aid in dying, New Mexico judge rules

Family Law

New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage