Category Archives: New Mexico

The Line: Regents Choose New UNM President

NMiF: Dr. Garnett Stokes

November 3, 2017 – The Regents of the University of New Mexico chose a new president this week.  On March 1, 2018, Dr. Garnett Stokes will take the reins as first female president of the state’s flagship university.   Gene Grant and the Line look at what they think should be the new president’s main focus once she comes onboard.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator

The Line: Bail Bond Reform Fallout

NMiF: Bail bond reform

November 3, 2017 – It’s only been since June that the new court rules created by New Mexico’s judiciary went into effect, but there is already a call from Governor Martinez and others to “repeal and replace.” Those rules followed an amendment to the state’s constitution, approved by the voters last year, that reshaped the state’s old bail bond system. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panel debate whether the fault lies in the amendment itself or in the court rules – or it it’s too soon to tell.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator