New Mexico

145 ABA Journal New Mexico articles.

Law Prof to Head White House Military Office

This week President-elect Barack Obama announced that University of New Mexico Law Professor Louis E. Caldera will head the White House Military Office.

In the role, Caldera, a former Clinton…

N.M. Supreme Court Is Fifth to Strike Down Class Action Waiver

State supreme courts are increasingly striking down mandatory arbitration agreements that bar class action lawsuits.

The latest state court to act is New Mexico’s, the Wall…

Jackson Lewis Opens in N.M. & Memphis; 5th & 6th New Offices This Year

National employment boutique Jackson Lewis has opened an office in Albuquerque, N.M., acquiring four lawyers from the city’s Noeding & Jarrett in order to do so.

The…

WiFi-Sensitive Individuals Claim ADA Violation

The city attorney in Santa Fe, N.M., is investigating claims that wireless Internet signals are a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act because they can cause an allergic reaction.

Judge Holds DWI Court at High School

Instead of waiting to see area high school students show up on the wrong side of his courtroom, New Mexico Magistrate Danny Hawkes has decided to take his courtroom on…

Law Firm Employee’s $400,000 Shopping Spree

An employee of a New Mexico law firm reportedly went on a $400,000 shopping spree with credit cards sent to the Vigil Law Firm until she was eventually found out.

Prosecuting Overdose Witnesses Debated

A fatal drug overdose of a Greenwich, Conn., surgeon is calling attention to an issue that has long troubled prosecutors: whether to prosecute witnesses.

In the Greenwich case, Stamford, Conn.,…

Santa Fe Courthouse Ghost Mystery Solved (Video)

Just in time to quell any fears before Halloween, an investigator says he has solved the mystery of the Santa Fe Courthouse ghost.

Benjamin Radford, Albuquerque, N.M.-based professional scientific paranormal…

NM Judge Suspended re No-Rent Housing

A New Mexico judge who lived rent-free for almost two years in government-owned low-income housing has been disciplined.

Bernalillo County Metropolitan Judge Theresa Gomez, who earns about $103,000 annually, has…

Did ‘Kid Nation’ Abuse Children?

It almost sounds like a law school exam question. Forty children, ages 8 to 15, are reportedly transported, without their parents, to a ranch in the New Mexico desert near…

Two Fired U.S. Attys Suggest Criminal Charges

Two former U.S. attorneys allegedly fired as part of a political purge reportedly predict possible criminal charges against senior Justice Department officials as a result of the dismissals.

“I think…

Border Courts Swamped With Felonies

Federal courts along the border with Mexico are swamped with immigration-related felony cases, the Associated Press reports.

Judges in New Mexico had the heaviest caseload, handling 397…

Hispanic Prosecutors at Odds Despite Ties

In a tale of two high-profile Hispanic prosecutors from the Southwest, one, former New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias, is currently looking for work; and the other, Attorney General Alberto…

DOJ Probing Bias in US Atty Firing

Former New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias has filed a complaint with a unit of the U.S. Department of Justice that claims he was fired in December because of the…

Lines in the Sand

More Flexible Bar Admissions Standards Still Set Boundaries for Behavior