The New Mexico Supreme Court issued one opinion from Feb. 6-12. As of Feb. 12, the court issued three opinions in 2023—one fewer than this point a year ago. The one opinion is below:
From Feb. 6-12, state supreme courts issued 195 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 55. State supreme courts in 23 states issued none. Courts where judges are elected have issued 140 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 55.
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 833 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 518 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 315. New Mexico is a Democratic trifecta, meaning Democrats control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.