New Mexico Supreme Court issues one opinion from Jan. 30-Feb. 5

The New Mexico Supreme Court issued one opinion from Jan. 30-Feb. 5. As of Feb. 5, the court issued two opinions in 2023—the same amount as this point a year ago. The one opinion is below:

From Jan. 30-Feb. 5, state supreme courts issued 113 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 31. State supreme courts in 20 states issued none. Courts where judges are elected have issued 66 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 47.

The New Mexico Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort and has five judgeships. The current chief of the court is Shannon Bacon. The court issued 27 opinions in 2022 and 34 in 2021. Nationally, state supreme courts issued 9,243 opinions in 2022 and 10,133 in 2021. The courts have issued 638 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 378 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 260. New Mexico is a Democratic trifecta, meaning Democrats control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.

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