Latest New Mexico Supreme Court News

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...

New Mexico denies landowners’ push to restrict stream access

Aug. 12, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have rejected the requests of landowners who sought to restrict public access to streams and rivers that flow through their properties, marking just the latest development in a legal battle that likely won't end until the state Supreme Court...

Attorney disqualified in New Mexico utility merger case

Aug. 06, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney representing an international energy company involved in a utility merger in New Mexico has been disqualified because of an alleged conflict of interest stemming from ongoing contracts with the state attorney general’s office. A...

New Mexico court affirms sentencing in 2011 triple killings

Aug. 02, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is upholding the sentencing of a man who, as a teen, killed three members of a family with a large pickax. The high court announced in a news release Monday that it determined Nicholas Ortiz's constitutional rights were...