New Mexico

Internet Law

New Mexico top court overturns conviction due to Skype testimony, warns judges about social media

Public Defenders

Flat fees for contract public defenders are not unconstitutional, New Mexico Supreme Court says

Courthouses

Strange things occur at New Mexico courthouse, and a ghost is blamed

Environmental Law

New Mexico sues EPA, seeking cleanup of toxic mine spill and damages

Government Law

Former mayor’s old Facebook page should be reopened, says judge, because it may have public info

Privacy Law

Suit claims judge secretly bugged courthouse and recorded conversations

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is acquitted in shooting of homeless man

Criminal Justice

Second trial starts for New Mexico lawyer accused of shooting homeless man who entered his office

Court Security

Defendant attacks prosecutor after conviction on sex-abuse charge

Government Law

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

Judiciary

Disbarred judge refuses to resign

Criminal Justice

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

Evidence

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

Evidence

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