2020 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 34 - Court Structure and Administration
Article 1 - General Provisions
Section 34-1-8 - [Jurisdiction of courts to enforce federal law restricted.]
No court of the state of New Mexico shall have jurisdiction of, or enter any order or decree of any character in any action instituted or attempted to be instituted in the courts of this state, seeking to enforce, directly or indirectly, any federal statute, or rule or regulation described in Section 1 hereof [Laws 1947, ch. 43, §1], where the congress of the United States has curtailed, withdrawn or denied the district courts of the United States the right to enforce such statutes, rules or regulations aforesaid.
History: 1941 Comp., § 16-107, enacted by Laws 1947, ch. 43, § 2; 1953 Comp., § 16-1-7.ANNOTATIONS
Compiler's notes. — Laws 1947, ch. 43, § 1, [referred to in 34-1-8 NMSA 1978] reads: "The legislature of the state of New Mexico hereby finds that: (a) the congress of the United States has heretofore authorized, and may hereafter authorize, by congressional act, the courts of the several states to entertain jurisdiction of and enforce causes of action created by or arising from federal statutes, or by rules or regulations of federal regulating bodies or agencies, and
"(b) The congress has no power to require the state courts of the several states to take cognizance of such actions, and
"(c) The congress has from time to time, and may hereafter, withdraw from the courts of the United States jurisdiction to enforce such statutes or rules or regulations aforesaid or to entertain actions for such purpose or to enter judgments or decrees based thereupon, and
"(d) In such event actions to enforce such statutes or rules or regulations aforesaid, or rights or obligations arising therefrom may hereafter be instituted in the courts of this state, burdening and taxing such courts, and placing upon the courts and people of the state the burden and expense of enforcing such federal statutes, rules or regulations, or settling disputes arising therefrom."
Am. Jur. 2d, A.L.R. and C.J.S. references. — 20 Am. Jur. 2d Courts § 97.
21 C.J.S. Courts § 203 et seq.