NM Court of Appeals Schedules May 19 Hearing

NM Court of AppealsThe New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled a hearing at the Pamela B. Minzner Law Center on Thursday, May 19. The oral argument is open to the public and begins at 10:00 am.

A three-judge panel will preside: Judge Jonathan B. Sutin (`63), Chief Judge Cynthia A. Fry ('81), and Judge Roderick Kennedy.

Following are the details of the case:

State of New Mexico., Plaintiff-Appellant, represented by Andrew S. Montgomery

vs.

Jerome D. Block, a/k/a Jerome D. Block II and Jerome D. Block Jr., and Jerome D. Block, a/k/a Jerome D. Block Sr., Defendants-Appellees, represented by Daniel Philip Estes, J Carolyn M. Nichols, Zachary A. Ives, Theresa M. Duncan

Plaintiff-Appellant challenges the trial court's finding that the Voter Action Act requires that the Secretary of State to refer the issue to the Attorney General, as well as the finding that criminal charges by the State after civil penalties from the Secretary of State constitutes double jeopardy.

Plaintiff-Appellant's Brief in Chief
Defendants-Appellees' Response Brief
Plaintiff-Appellant's Reply Brief
Amicus Brief of Common Cause

For more information, contact Nora Gonzales at 505-841-4618.

May 12, 2011