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New Mexico

147 ABA Journal New Mexico articles.

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…

2 New Mexico judges sue state judicial commission to obtain secret courthouse recordings

Two magistrate court judges in Aztec, New Mexico, have sued the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission in an effort to obtain secret surveillance recordings allegedly made by a judge who…

ICE detention center proposed for rural Wyoming town with no immigration attorneys

A private company has proposed to build an immigration detention center outside Evanston, Wyoming—a town that reportedly has no immigration lawyers and is more than an hour away from the…

When a mental health emergency lands you in jail

Early last year, two suicidal patients showed up at a hospital emergency room in Pierre, South Dakota, seeking help. Although the incidents happened weeks apart, both patients ended up in…

Relatives of undocumented children caught up in ICE dragnet

This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew at the southern border and wanted to release the teen…

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