Dispatch New Mexico: Last year's issues, this year's litigation

This may be 2023, but 2022 is still hanging around on court dockets.Last year, we saw the biggest fire in New Mexico's recorded history. We watched...

January 25, 2023
4:44 AM

This may be 2023, but 2022 is still hanging around on court dockets.Last year, we saw the biggest fire in New Mexico's recorded history. We watched as our legislature reconfigured the state's congressional districts. We saw the U.S. Supreme Court strike down the nearly half-century-old Roe decision. And while these and other state and national developments left a heavy footprint on the year just ended, they'll be litigated in the year just begun.The Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire burned 341,471 acres in northern New Mexico, or an astounding 533 square miles, in 2022.

Tom Mcdonald