Judge Keeps New Mexico Public Financing Alive

A New Mexico judge ordered the secretary of state, Dianna Duran, to release public campaign money to a candidate for the Public Regulation Commission. Judge Barbara Vigil issued the order on Thursday, according to a NMPolitics.net article. Duran had decided to withhold the funding after recent federal court hearings on litigation challenging the constitutionality of […]

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Judge Roll Called 'Hero' for Actions

The federal judge who was slain in Arizona appears to have tried to save the life of another man at the Tucson shooting scene, according to an investigator who watched surveillance video. Chris Nanos, a captain with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, told the Wall Street Journal that Judge John M. Roll (photo at left) […]

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Judge Roll is Mourned in Tucson

Federal Judge John M. Roll of Arizona, remembered by lawyers as a model of fairness, was mourned by nearly two thousand people —  including fellow judges and dignitaries — at a funeral service in Tucson Friday. Chief District Judge Roll had received numerous threats over his handling of a controversial case involving illegal immigrants two […]

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