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New Mexico Cases, 2009 to Present
last updated 05/19/2016

 

Inspection of Public Records Act

APPELLATE COURTS
ACLU-NM v. Duran
How are attorney fees calculated in an IPRA case?
Court of Appeals Opinion (2016)

Cooper v. Virden
What punitive damages and attorney fees are applicable in an IPRA violation case?
Court of Appeals Opinion (2016)

Faber v. King
What damages are available for a wrongful denial of inspection under IPRA?
Court of Appeals Opinion (2013)
Cert granted by N.M. Supreme Court
Supreme Court Opinion (2015)

Republican Party of New Mexico v. New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
To what extent (if any) can the executive withhold documents showing its deliberative process? Can judges create public policy exceptions to IPRA?
Court of Appeals Opinion
FOG Amicus Brief
Supreme Court Opinion (June 2012)

Cox v. New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Are citizen complaints against police officers public record?
Court of Appeals Opinion (2010)
FOG Amicus Brief
Supreme Court Order (2011)
Status: Completed

Daily Times v. City of Farmington
Are applications for city manager public?
Court of Appeals Opinion (2009)
Status: Completed

Rio Grande SUN v. Jemez Mountain
How much does an IPRA lawsuit really cost?
District Court order
SUN Brief in Chief
Court of Appeals Opinion
Status: Completed

San Juan Agricultural Water Users v. KNME
Can you file an ‘anonymous’ records request through an agent?
FOG Amicus Brief
Supreme Court Opinion (2011)
Status: Completed

Toomey v. City of Truth or Consequences
When are documents created and held by a non-governmental entity really public documents?
FOG Amicus Brief
Court of Appeals Opinion (2012)

Edenburn v. N.M. Dep’t of Health
Are draft documents subject to IPRA?
Court of Appeals Opinion (2012)
FOG Amicus Brief

DISTRICT COURTS
ACLU-NM v. Duran
Complaint

Advantage Asphalt v. Santa Fe County
Complaint

Albuquerque Journal v. Office of the Governor
Complaint

DPS v. Rio Grande SUN
Complaint
Answer/Counterclaim

Fincher v. Board of Regents of University of New Mexico
Complaint

Foy v. ERB/ SIC
FOG Amicus Brief
Court order allowing scanner/laptop
Court order for electronic records

Griego v. New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department
Motion for summary judgment

Mast v. Magistrate Court of Luna County
Petition for writ of mandamus
Alternative writ of mandamus

Polaco v. Hondo Municipal School District
Complaint & Judgment
 
San Juan Agricultural Water Users Ass’n v. D’Antonio
Complaint

Sink v. Board of County Commissioners of Union County
Complaint
Motion to Dismiss

Open Meetings Act/Public Forums

APPELLATE COURTS
SIC v. Weinstein
Are public committees or subcommittees subject to OMA?
FOG Amicus Brief
Court of Appeals Opinion (2016)

Palenick v. City of Rio Rancho
What are the consequences of an Open Meetings Act violation?
District Court Findings and Conclusions
FOG Amicus Brief
Court of Appeals Opinion (2011)
Supreme Court Opinion (2013)

DISTRICT COURTS
Bray v. Village of Des Moines
Supreme Court Opinion
Petition for Writ of Mandamus
Alternative Writ of Mandamus

Caldwell v. City of Deming
Petition for Writ of Mandamus
Motion to Dismiss

Griffin v. Village of Ruidoso
Opinion from U.S. District Court for New Mexico (2014)

MacQuigg v. Albuquerque Public School Board 
Opinion from U.S. District Court for New Mexico (2014) 

Open Courtrooms

APPELLATE COURTS
State v. Turrietta
When can a court be closed without denying a defendant his or her Sixth Amendment rights?
Supreme Court Opinion (2013)

State v. Hood
What standard or test should a court apply when closing a courtroom?
Court of Appeals Decision (2014)

DISTRICT COURTS