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NM Court of Appeals Schedules August 9 Hearing

August 2, 2011 - Jen Laws

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has scheduled a hearing at the Pamela B. Minzner Law Center on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. The oral argument is open to the public and begins at 10:00 am.

A three-judge panel will preside: Chief Judge Celia Foy Castillo ('81), Judge Cynthia A. Fry ('81), and Judge Roderick Kennedy.

Following are the details of the case:

State of New Mexico, Plaintiff-Appellant, represented by Margaret E. McLean and Joel Jacobsen


Debbie Gonzales, Defendant-Appellee represented by Lelia L. Hood

Plaintiff-Appellant requests a review, de novo, of the trial court's ruling that their expert witness, testifying based on records created by an unavailable expert, would be a violation of the confrontation clause.

Plaintiff-Appellant's Brief in Chief
Defendant-Appellee's Answer Brief
Plaintiff-Appellant's Reply Brief

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