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Recent Decisions From the New Mexico Supreme Court

State v. Ortiz
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36061
State v. Suarez
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36080
State v. Hurd
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36153
State v. Navarette
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35528
State v. Tegeda
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35942
State v. Cales
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36164
State v. Pinon
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36408
New Mexico ex rel. CYFD v. Keon H.  
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36028

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (the Department) appealed a Court of Appeals decision to reverse the district court’s termination of Father’s parental rights with regard to Child. Mother and Father...

Saenz v. Ranack Constructors, Inc.  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35515

Justia Opinion Summary: In a wrongful death action, the jury returned a special verdict that awarded damages to the individual loss-of-consortium claimants but not to the decedent’s estate. The decedent’s surviving spouse and children (collecti...

New Mexico v. Martinez  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35757

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Isaac Martinez and Carla Casias were each indicted on one count of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Early in the investigation of the robbery, a police detective enlisted the...

New Mexico v. Ameer  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36395

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, the New Mexico legislative and executive branches statutorily abolished capital punishment for first-degree murder, the only remaining New Mexico crime carrying a potential death sentence, for all offenses commi...

New Mexico v. Radosevich  
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35864

Justia Opinion Summary: Just after midnight on September 8, 2012, Defendant John Radosevich’s neighbor called 911 to report that Defendant was yelling obscenities and throwing objects into his yard. After calling the police, the neighbor walked...

Ira v. Janecka  
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35657

Justia Opinion Summary: Three federal Supreme Court cases created a special category under the Eighth Amendment for juvenile offenders whose culpability was mitigated by adolescence and immaturity. "The cases recognize that a juvenile is more l...

New Mexico v. Arvizo  
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36000

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Oscar Arvizo was found guilty of two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor (CSCM) by a person in a position of authority, one in the second degree and one in the third degree. The Court of Appeals rever...

Gila Res. Info. Project v. N.M. Water Quality Control Comm'n  
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: S-1-SC-35279

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2013, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission (Commission) adopted the Copper Mine Rule, 20.6.7 NMAC (Copper Rule). Petitioners argued the Copper Rule violates the Water Quality Act (WQA) because it...

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