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The New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled a Feb. 22 hearing at the new Court of Appeals Pamela B. Minzner Law Center, adjacent to the UNM School of Law. The oral argument begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.
A three-judge panel will preside: Judge Jonathan Sutin (`63), Judge Michael Vigil and Judge Linda Vanzi (`95).
Following are the details of the case:
Horace Bounds, Jr. and Jo Bounds, husband and wife; and the San Lorenzo Community Ditch Association; and intervenor, New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, plaintiffs-appellees, represented by Beverly J. Singleman and Alvin F. Jones (`70)
State of New Mexico and John R. D’Antonio, defendants- appellants, represented by Stacey J. Goodwin (`88)
Defendants-Appellants challenge the District Court’s finding that the Domestic Well Statute, NMSA 1978, §72-12-1.1 (2003), is unconstitutional under the New Mexico Constitution.
Defendants- Appellants’ Brief in Chief
Plaintiffs-Appellees Bounds’ Answer Brief
Intervenor-Appellee New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau’s Answer Brief
Defendants- Appellants’ Reply Brief
New Mexico Association of Counties’ Amicus Brief
The Pueblo of San Felipe, the Zuni Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Santa Ana and the Pueblo of Isleta’s Amicus Brief
Daughters Land & Cattle Company, Great Wester Ranch, LLC, Sanders Land & Cattle, Inc., Western New Mexico Water Preservation Association and Verde Realty’s Amicus Brief
The New Mexico Ground Water Association’s Amicus Brief
For more information, contact Nora Gonzales at 505-841-4618.