2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 1 - General Provisions
Section 34-1-1 - Court sessions to be public.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 34-1-1 (2017)

34-1-1. Court sessions to be public.

Except as provided in the Children's Code [32A-1-1 NMSA 1978] and in other laws making specific provisions for exclusion of the public, all courts of this state shall be held openly and publicly, and all persons whatsoever shall be freely admitted to the courts and permitted to remain so long as they shall observe good order and decorum.

History: Laws 1851, p. 142; C.L. 1865, ch. 27, 1; C.L. 1884, 663; C.L. 1897, 1037; Code 1915, 1356; C.S. 1929, 34-103; 1941 Comp., 16-101; 1953 Comp., 16-1-1; Laws 1972, ch. 97, 46.

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