New Mexico Supreme Court Decisions 2020

State v. Martinez (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37646
State v. Valenzuela (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37415
State v. McDowell (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37199
Forsythe v. Ford Motor Co. (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Numbers: S-1-SC-37761, S-1-SC-37762
State v. Muhammad (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: October 19, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37364
New Mexico v. Price (Published Opinion)  
Date: August 3, 2020
Citation: 2020-NMSC-014
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37373

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court suppressed records that police officers obtained from Defendant Jaycob Price’s cell phone provider pursuant to a search warrant. Under the authority of the search warrant, the officers obtained: (1) su...

Jones v. N.M. Dep't of Public Safety (Published Opinion)  
Date: July 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-NMSC-013
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37094

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Andrew Jones appealed the grant of summary judgment to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), dismissing Jones’s Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) enforcement action. Jones argued the district court misco...

Morper v. Oliver (Published Opinion)  
Date: July 14, 2020
Citation: 2020-NMSC-012
Docket Number: S-1-SC-38173

Justia Opinion Summary: Anastacia Morper sought preprimary designation as a candidate for the office of United States Representative from New Mexico’s Third Congressional District at the 2020 Republican Party Pre-Primary Convention. The Secreta...

State v. Johnson (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: July 2, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37285
New Mexico v. Montano (Published Opinion)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020-NMSC-009
Docket Numbers: S-1-SC-37021, S-1-SC-37098

Justia Opinion Summary: Cases consolidated for the New Mexico Supreme Court's review shared a common issue and an opportunity to define “uniformed law enforcement officer” and “appropriately marked law enforcement vehicle” under NMSA 1978, Sect...

State v. Ortiz-Parra (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37093
State v. Ortiz-Parra (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37109
State v. Nowicki (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37388
State v. Thompkins (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37220
New Mexico v. Widmer (Published Opinion)  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020-NMSC-007
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36966

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers from the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) approached Defendant Ronald Widmer in a Walgreens parking lot in the late evening. Defendant, accompanied by a woman, was trying to start a motor scooter. APD had rec...

State v. Vigil (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37110
State v. Vargas (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36773
State v. York (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36782
State v. Alexander (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37058
State v. Chavez (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37067
State v. Ochoa (Unpublished Opinion)
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: S-1-SC-37092
State v. Martinez (Published Opinion)
Date: January 2, 2020
Citation: 2020-NMSC-005
Docket Number: S-1-SC-36516
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