Emotional Distress Damages Denied in Discrimination Lawsuits

RECENT US SUPREME COURT DECISION SAYS EMOTIONAL DISTRESS DAMAGES ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS OF UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION IN CERTAIN FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUITS Have you or a loved one been the victim of discrimination in the workplace, in higher education, at a public accommodation, or by the Government? If so, you may be entitled to […]

Women’s History Month

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it’s important to honor the legacy of women who have made a significant impact on our society. Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren was one such trailblazing woman who deserves recognition for her contributions to the fight for justice and equality in the early 20th century. Born near Los Lunas, New Mexico, […]

Black History Month

This Black History Month we want to honor the legacy of George McJunkin, a self-educated ex-enslaved cowboy who made an incredible discovery that would rewrite history. While working as a foreman at a ranch in Northern New Mexico, he discovered prehistoric bison bones and stone tools after a flood in Folsom, NM. He recognized the […]

Former state senator files lawsuit against Lujan Grisham over alleged threats

Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on December 8th, 2022 by Daniel J. Chacón A former state senator who vowed to bring a lawsuit against Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for allegedly threatening him with “escalating consequences” unless he withdrew a request he filed under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act made […]

FRI: NM Sen. Ivey-Soto likely to be removed from prominent committee in January session

Originally published on Source New Mexico on December 9th, 2022 by Megan Gleason Almost a year after New Mexico Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto was accused of sexual harassment, he’s set to lose his position on the Senate Rules Committee when the 2023 Legislature begins Jan. 17. On Thursday, the Senate Committees’ Committee did something unusual — it […]

New Mexico’s medical cannabis program adds anxiety disorder

Originally published on KOAT.com on December 7th, 2022 by Genevieve Glass New Mexico’s Department of Health has approved anxiety disorder as a qualifying condition for its medical cannabis program. “By adding this [anxiety disorder] to the list of qualified conditions, we expand that toolbox available to the medical providers and most especially to the patients […]

Candelaria steps down from Senate seat

Originally published in the Albuquerque Journal on October 19th, 2022 By Dan Boyd SANTA FE – State Sen. Jacob Candelaria resigned Wednesday from the Senate about halfway through his third term, clearing the way for a successor to be named to his West Side Albuquerque district by as soon as next week. Candelaria, who emerged […]

Sen. Candelaria resigns; Rep. Maestas hopes to fill term

Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on October 19th, 2022 by Daniel J. Chacón State Sen. Jacob Candelaria, who announced last year he would not seek a fourth term in 2024, resigned from the New Mexico Senate, effective at noon Wednesday. Meanwhile, state Rep. Moe Maestas, D-Albuquerque, confirmed he plans to submit his […]

Medical Marijuana Patient Plans To Sue Feds

Medical Marijuana Patient Plans To Sue Feds For $3.5 Million Over ‘Discriminatory’ Cannabis Raid On Tribal Land Originally published by Marijuana Moment on September 27, 2022 by Kyle Jaegar A New Mexico man whose medical marijuana garden was raided by federal agents on tribal territory last year is planning to file a lawsuit seeking $3.5 million is […]

Picuris Pueblo man prepares to sue

Picuris Pueblo man prepares to sue after Indian Affairs agents destroyed cannabis Originally published in the Santa Fe New Mexican on September 17, 2022 by Daniel J. Chacón A Picuris Pueblo man whose medical marijuana plants were confiscated and destroyed by officers with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs three years ago is seeking $3.5 […]