August 10, 2014
by William Helbling
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Mexico ruled Thursday that a New Mexico city must remove a Ten Commandments monument placed outside of Bloomfield city hall. The lawsuit was initially filed in 2012 against the city of Bloomfield by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ...[read more]
August 3, 2014
by William Helbling
Journalists on Friday criticized the passage of a new law which restricts crime reporting within the state of Sinaloa, located in northwestern Mexico. The legislation prohibits journalists from documenting a crime scene using audio or video, essentially requiring journalists to rely on ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Texas lawmakers Senator John Cornyn (R) and Representative Henry Cuellar (D) introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would change a current border protection law to allow the US government to more easily deport Central American minors that have crossed the US-Mexico border. The bill, ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Mexican government has published new sentencing guidelines that will double prison sentences for kidnapping crimes. This increases the minimum sentence for such crimes from 20 to 40 years, and the maximum from 50 to 140 years for those who kill their victims. Other factors that affect sentence ...[read more]
May 15, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday launched a global anti-torture campaign, as it released a report summarizing the results of a global survey analyzing attitudes towards torture in 141 countries. The report found that 44 percent of the 21,000 people surveyed would not feel safe from torture if ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state must recognize the tribal status of the Fort Sill Apache. Consisting of 712 members, the Fort Sill Apache, formerly known as the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache, were forced from their homelands in 1886 and relocated to Oklahoma, ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Mexico ruled Monday that the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause mandates that legally residing immigrants be afforded the same rights to obtain a concealed-carry weapon permit as citizens. Judge M. Christina Armijo held that there was ...[read more]
January 14, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Judge Nan Nash of the New Mexico Second Judicial District Court ruled Monday that patients who are terminally ill and mentally competent have the right to seek aid in dying under the state constitution. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the advocacy group ...[read more]
December 19, 2013
by Max Slater
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it is unconstitutional to deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The court's decision comes only a few months after a New Mexico trial judge ordered district court clerks to begin granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Bernalillo ...[read more]
November 20, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Voters of Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday rejected a proposed ordinance that would have banned all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. In a 55 to 45 percent vote, the citizens voted against allowing the proposed ordinance to become law. This referendum marked the first time a city had ever ...[read more]

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