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February 28, 2020 – Years of underfunding and understaffing has the New Mexico Court of Appeals facing a logjam of cases, as highlighted in a Searchlight New Mexico article by Ike Swetlitz. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel tackle the issue of the hundreds of cases in limbo due to that backlog at the state’s Court of Appeals and debate impacts as well as possible solutions.

Line Panelists:
Diane Denish, former NM lieutenant governor
Dan Foley, former state representative
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, former state senator 

For Further Reading:
Full court pressed: New Mexico Court of Appeals is swamped with backlogged cases, leaving hundreds in limbo — Searchlight New Mexico