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Judge dismisses federal lawsuit over new bond rules

from Albuquerque Journal

A U.S. district judge has thrown out the federal class-action lawsuit against the New Mexico state Supreme Court and its judges over rules affecting pretrial detention, finding that the claims raised are without merit. "Criminal defendants have never been guaranteed the option of monetary bail under New Mexico law in existence before or after the 2017 rules," U.S. District Judge Robert A. Junell wrote in his 42-page ruling. more

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