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Recent Decisions From the New Mexico Supreme Court

State v. Sloan
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: 34,858

New Mexico v.Thomas
Date: June 20, 2016
Docket Number: 34,042

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Guadalupe Ashford’s body was found partially hidden behind a trash can at the edge of a small parking lot. Drag marks and blood spatter indicated that Ashford had initially been assaulted in the lot and then dra...

Hamaatsa, Inc. v. Pueblo of San Felipe
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 34,287

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pueblo of San Felipe (Pueblo) appealed a Court of Appeals decision declining to extend the Pueblo immunity from suit. Hamaatsa, Inc. (Hamaatsa) owned land in Sandoval County. Adjacent to Hamaatsa’s property was land...

In re: Jason S. Montclare, Esquire
Date: June 16, 2016
Docket Number: 34,920

New Mexico v. Armijo
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 34,400

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Edward Armijo was convicted for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The district court affirmed his conviction, but the Court of Appeal reversed. The New Mexico Supreme Court granted certiorari to consider the Sta...

New Mexico v. Madonda
Date: June 13, 2016
Docket Number: 34,667

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Muziwokuthula Madonda was interrogated after he was arrested for the deaths of two men in Tucumcari. At the outset, law enforcement officers advised Defendant of his Miranda rights, and he unequivocally invoked...

State v. Jones
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: 34,953

State v. Lovett
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 34,815

State v. Arredondo-Soto
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 35,112

New Mexico v. Tufts
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 35,255

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Robert Tufts, a man in his late thirties, filmed himself masturbating, saved the electronic image on a secure digital (SD) memory card, inserted the card into a cell phone, handed the cell phone to a fifteen-ye...

Kerr v. Parsons
Date: June 2, 2016
Docket Number: 35,421

Justia Opinion Summary: On petition for a writ of superintending control, the issue this case presented for the New Mexico Supreme Court's review was an order issued by the Twelfth Judicial District Court in the criminal prosecutions against Sa...

State v. Hopkins
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: 35,052

AFSCME v. Bd. of Cty. Comm'rs of Bernalillo Cty.
Date: May 23, 2016
Docket Number: 35,248

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 18, AFL-CIO, Locals 1461, 2260 and 2499 (AFSCME), brought a declaratory-judgment action challenging the grandfather status of Respondent’...

Estate of Brice v. Toyota Motor Corp.
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 34,873

Justia Opinion Summary: In a certified appeal, the issue this case presented for the New Mexico Supreme Court's consideration was whether the doctrine of fraudulent concealment applied to actions under the Wrongful Death Act (WDA), an issue of...

State v. Earley
Date: May 19, 2016
Docket Number: 35,356

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