Tag Archives: bail reform

Judge’s Decision to Release Suspect Elicits Protests| The Line

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November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists tackle the controversial law that set high standards to keep defendants jailed pre-trial, but that also resulted in an early release for a suspect allegedly involved in the high profile Victoria Martens murder case.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital

 

For Further Reading:

Judge’s Ruling to Release Suspect in Victoria Martens Case Sparks OutrageKRQE

Law That Permitted Judge to Allow Fabian Gonzales Out of Jail Could Undergo ChangesKOB 4

Protesters Seek ‘Justice for Victoria’ Albuquerque Journal

Court Officials Defend Judge’s Ruling to Release Fabian GonzalesKRQE

 

 

The Line: Remembering Judge Charles Daniels

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September 6, 2019 – Former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Daniels passed away recently. A “titan of the law,” according to current Chief Justice Judith Nakamura, he may be remembered as much for his bass guitar playing and race car driving as for his impact on the legal profession in this state. Daniels notably worked on the bail reform amendment. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel reflect on his legacy.

Line Panelists:
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Dede Feldman, former state senator
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading:
Charles Daniels dies – ‘Our state has lost a titan of the law’ – Albuquerque Journal

Former New Mexico chief justice helped reform bail system – Santa Fe New Mexican