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New Mexico judge halts state mandate for school districts to adopt calendars with more school days

May. 13, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new mandate that requires school districts across New Mexico to adopt calendars that consist of at least 180 days was put on hold by a judge on Monday while he considers the change's legality. Dozens of school districts and superintendents have been...

New Mexico high court upholds man's 3 murder convictions in 2018 shooting deaths near Dixon

May. 07, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a man’s murder convictions in the 2018 shooting deaths of three people near the community of Dixon. In a unanimous decision, the state’s high court concluded Monday that there was sufficient evidence to support John...

Pair of settlements stemming from injuries at state Capitol cost New Mexico $530,000

Apr. 06, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of settlements related to injuries from officials that occurred four and six years ago at the state Capitol cost New Mexico's Legislative Council Service over $500,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported on Friday that the former president of the...

Supreme Court opens new frontier for insurrection claims that could target state and local officials

Mar. 19, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two recent U.S. Supreme Court actions have opened the door to a new legal frontier in which local and state officials can be disqualified from office for life for engaging in “insurrection" or providing “aid and comfort” to enemies of the Constitution, based on a...

Supreme Court rejects appeal by former New Mexico county commissioner banned for Jan. 6 insurrection

Mar. 18, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a former New Mexico county commissioner who was kicked out of office over his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Former Otero County commissioner Couy Griffin, a cowboy pastor...

Supreme Court rejects appeal by ex-New Mexico county commissioner banned from office for joining in Jan. 6 insurrection

Mar. 18, 2024 09:33 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court rejects appeal by ex-New Mexico county commissioner banned from office for joining in Jan. 6 insurrection.