Latest New Mexico Supreme Court News

Offices dismiss ethics complaints against attorney general

Nov. 26, 2021 23:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three state watchdog offices have dismissed a nonprofit group's complaints accusing New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas of ethics violations in connection with a proposed merger involving the state's largest utility company. The actions...

New Mexico court stays push for grand juries on COVID steps

Nov. 20, 2021 14:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has put on hold several citizen requests that used petition drives to call for convening grand juries to investigate Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's handling of COVID-19. The state high court on Tuesday granted...

Legislators sue to rein in governor on pandemic relief

Sep. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to limit Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's authority over more than $1 billion in federal relief. The lawsuit from the Republican Party's top-ranked Senator and a Democratic colleague accuses...

Ruling: Car lights don't need to work perfectly, just well

Sep. 15, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court has ruled that state law doesn't require vehicle tail lights all be working perfectly, only that they work well enough for their intended use. A ruling Monday by the state Supreme Court stems from a man's conviction for...

New Mexico high court avoids mayor campaign funding case

Sep. 08, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on the Albuquerque city clerk’s decision to deny Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales about $600,000 in public financing for his campaign for mayor. The state high court on Wednesday...