New Mexico

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

Civil Rights

Traffic stop brings 3 enemas, 2 X-rays and 1 colonoscopy in cops’ fruitless drug search, suit says

Legal Ethics

Lawyer accused of threatening to run down a jaywalking jurist is admonished, but can keep practicing

Civil Rights

Court: Photographer who wouldn’t work a gay wedding violated anti-discrimination law

Real Estate & Property Law

19 ‘right to dry’ states outlaw clothesline bans; is yours among them?


Citizens who don’t speak English have right to serve as jurors, New Mexico Supreme Court says

Constitutional Law

New Mexico attorney general files brief saying gay marriage ban is unconstitutional

Legal Ethics

Did lawyer try to run down judge he’d targeted in blog posts? Top state court to decide

Public Defenders

Career prosecutor appointed to oversee public defenders creates stir in New Mexico

Constitutional Law

Search warrants obtained by telephone are permissible in New Mexico, state’s top court rules

Verdicts & Settlements

Suspect sent to solitary for 22 months gets $15.5M settlement