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New Mexico State Courts: The New Mexico state court system has four courts at its lowest level. These are the New Mexico Magistrate's Courts, Municipal Courts, Probate Courts, and the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. If you file a small claims case in New Mexico, this will be heard in either Magistrate's Court or the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. The next highest courts in the system are the New Mexico District Courts, which hear a variety of cases including those related to torts, contracts, real property, mental health, domestic relations, juvenile matters, probate/estates, felony and misdemeanor charges, and other types of general civil cases. The New Mexico court appellate courts include the Court of Appeals and the New Mexico Supreme Court. Information regarding New Mexico's State Courts can be found on the Judicial Branch of New Mexico's website at http://www.nmcourts.gov/. If you're trying to determine if someone has a criminal record in New Mexico, or are looking for New Mexico court records, you can use the Case Lookup online database at http://www2.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app. This New Mexico public records database also provides information regarding DWI charges in New Mexico.
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20, Apr 2014 - New Mexico attorney general backs fishing access
SANTA FE >> Landowners can't stop New Mexico sportsmen from fishing in a stream that crosses private property if the fisherman is wading or standing in the water rather than trespassing on adjacent land, Attorney General Gary King said Wednesday in a legal analysis applauded by a sportsmen group.
19, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court turns deaf ear on New Mexico gay wedding photo case
A New Mexico couple who declined to photograph a same sex "commitment ceremony" for religious reasons lost its bid for Supreme Court review Monday when the court declined to review the New Mexico Supreme Court ruling against them.
19, Apr 2014 - New Mexico man wants new murder trial
A northern New Mexico man convicted of two murders in 2012 is requesting a new trial. Read more at KOB.com
19, Apr 2014 - Fort Sill Apache Tribe Wins Lawsuit in New Mexico Supreme Court
AKELA, N.M., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the New Mexico State Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe (FSA) requiring Governor Martinez to recognize the Tribe under state law and include FSA in the annual State-Tribal Summit. "Today we jumped a major hurdle in our path to returning to our home," said Tribal Chairman Jeff Haozous. "We have been fighting to ...
19, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court may decide if vendors can snub same-sex weddings
It stems from a New Mexico case in which photographers refused to shoot photos of a gay wedding. Their argument is professionals whose work is by nature expressive shouldn't have to apply their artistic talents to subjects on which they disagree.
19, Apr 2014 - Santa Fe, NM Gov. must recognize Fort Sill Apache as NM tribe
SANTA FE, N.M. >> New Mexico's highest court ordered Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe.
19, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court rejects appeal from NM photographer who wouldn't shoot same-sex ceremony
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.
19, Apr 2014 - Santa Fe, NM New Mexico high court to hear tribal-state dispute
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court considers a dispute Monday over whether the Fort Sill Apache should be recognized by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration as a New Mexico tribe.
19, Apr 2014 - New Mexico high court to hear Fort Sill Apache tribal-state dispute
SANTA FE - The New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to referee a dispute between Gov. Susana Martinez's administration and the Fort Sill Apache tribe.
19, Apr 2014 - Santa Fe, NM New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court on Monday ordered Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe.
19, Apr 2014 - CYFD changes signed into law
Thursday Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law a series of changes of executive orders that focus on families with regular contact with the Children Youth and Families Department. They're designed to prevent further abuse or even death of New Mexico kids, like that of 9-year-old Omaree Verela. VIDEO: CYFD changes signed into law Now, any family investigated twice by CYFD will have any subsequent ...
18, Apr 2014 - Pay bias lawsuit by former state lawyer dismissed
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which a former lawyer for the New Mexico Attorney General's Office alleged she was a victim of pay discrimination based on her gender. The Albuquerque Journal (http://ow.ly/vVlhc ) reports that U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera on ...
18, Apr 2014 - Santa Fe, NM New Mexico looks at possible larger women's prison
Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel says New Mexico is looking for a private prison company that can house more female inmates in the future but there's no immediate plan for a larger women's prison. Read more at KOB.com
18, Apr 2014 - NM Supreme Court upholds candidate’s removal from ballot
The New Mexico Supreme Court has upheld a judge's decision to disqualify legislative candidate Algin Mendez on grounds that the Espanola Democrat didn't file enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions.
18, Apr 2014 - Santa Fe, NM Conjugal Prison Visits Soon To Be Banned In 46 States
New Mexico is set to outlaw conjugal prison visits, meaning as of May 1, only four states in the country will allow them. Although prison occupants around the country were once widely allowed to be intimate with spouses and lovers during incarceration, there are a variety of reasons why such a privilege is now very
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