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The New Mexico attorney general had some sharp words late last week about a lawsuit filed by bail bondsmen. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the AG’s Office called it  “patently meritless” and “desperate.” 

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Voters Approve Bail Bond Constitutional Amendment - The Associated Press

New Mexico voters have approved a constitutional amendment that will allow judges to deny bail to defendants considered exceptionally dangerous.

The amendment also grants pretrial release to those who aren't considered a threat but remain in jail because they can't afford bail.

Election 2016: Shake Up At The Roundhouse

Nov 9, 2016
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Democrats Win Majority In New Mexico House – The Associated Press

The Democratic Party has won a majority of seats in the New Mexico House of Representatives, taking back control of the chamber from the GOP.