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Around the country we’ve seen tensions escalate between elected officials and journalists. Here in New Mexico, the story is the same. And four years ago, the Santa Fe Reporter sued Gov. Susana Martinez, saying her office violated the state’s Constitution when it shut out the paper for covering her administration’s use of private email for public business.

Mark Woodward

The Santa Fe Reporter filed a lawsuit against Governor Susana Martinez alleging her staff blacklisted the paper after critical coverage. Four years later, a judge has issued a decision in that case, saying the paper’s free expression rights were not violated but that the Governor’s Office did break the state’s open records law. 

Generation Justice Special Edition: The Constitution

Mar 2, 2017
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Sun 03/05 7p: Generation Justice is having a special edition radio show, where we will share a special presentation by Dr. Akhil Amar called “The Constitution at a Crossroads”, which was held at the UNM School of Law. This talk, was based on his recently released book The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era, where he discussed the significance of the constitution with modern cases and the American constitutional system.  We know that you will enjoy this conversation, so please join us live at 7:00 pm on KUNM 89.9 FM, or online at KUNM.org.

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Voters this year will decide whether to amend the state Constitution and change the way New Mexico’s bail bond system works.

Jeff Proctor is an independent journalist who has been following the issue for The Justice Project, published by New Mexico In Depth. He spoke with KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel.

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Changes to the way the courts handle bail passed both chambers of the state Legislature as of Wednesday morning and will be on the ballot in November. 

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

There have been more than 300,000 civilian gun deaths in the United States in the last 10 years. That’s right up there with the number of military casualties in the nation’s biggest wars.