Qualified Immunity Ends in New Mexico

On April 7, 2021, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the New Mexico Civil Rights Act into law, effectively ending the doctrine of qualified immunity for all state and local public officials there. The law had bipartisan support and the backing of several organizations, including the Innocence Project. This makes New Mexico the first U.S. jurisdiction…

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What is a Brady Violation?

A “Brady Violation” is what happens when the prosecutors in a criminal case fail to perform their constitutional duty to turn over helpful evidence to the people they have charged with crimes. Everyone has the right to due process and a fair trial. Because of that, when the Government has evidence suggesting a person is either…

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Alton Sterling Shot by Police

Our firm has successfully pursued cases against police departments, city agencies, and police officers in matters involving police brutality or excessive force and are frequently contacted to evaluate these types of cases. When these cases appear in the news, Attorney Page Pate is often contacted by media outlets to provide an analysis. In this case,…

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