Student publications code passed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The board of education will have the final ruling on content of student publications in Clovis schools. The board passed the code during Tuesday’s regular meeting by a 3-2 margin. The code also gives a school principal authority to review student publications, such as the high school year book, […]

Supreme Court ruling protects our gun rights

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller might not have been as sweeping in its scope as we might have preferred. In practice it is likely to permit any number of gun-control laws to which we would object because they are too impractical, expensive, intrusive and ineffective to […]

Candidate applauds gun ruling

Tucumcari’s Dennis Roch, Republican candidate for state representative, is praising the U.S. Supreme Court for its 5-4 ruling that an individual right to gun ownership exists.

Detainees given proper ruling

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Supreme Court last week, in Boumediene v. Bush, decided

Ruling not unconstitutional, but…

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Judges should uphold justice, not make policy

By Freedom New Mexico The federal courts are supposed to serve as impartial referees on questions of constitutionality, not as unelected policy-making boards or regulators. But at a time when almost every public policy dispute becomes a court case, many judges seem to have embraced their ersatz roles with gusto, further politicizing what should be […]

Definition of prisoner determines funding

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Curry County Adult Detention Center officials said a recent ruling requiring the Department of Corrections to reimburse county jails for the cost of housing parole violators will only work in conjunction with changes in legislation. Deputy Chief Warden Audrey Barriga said county officials have been working with detention center […]

Don’t mistake resolve for arrogance and disdain

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist With apologies to the makers of the 1994 film, it’s never been “the madness of King George” that troubled me. No, it was the arrogance, a hubris so awesome and awful you tended to forget George is not, in fact, a king but a president. One might have been forgiven […]

Wal-Mart ruling a victory against government interference

A federal judge ruled last week that the state of Maryland can’t use health insurance laws to punish Wal-Mart. The state law in question would have required nongovernmental employers with 10,000 or more workers to spend at least 8 percent of payroll on health care or pay the difference in taxes, according to The Associated […]

Court ruling ends years of frustration

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Supreme Court ruling has brought a morsel of closure to a Clovis mother who has had little since her daughter died seven years ago. The high court decreed Monday the parents of 14-year-old Sarah Upton, an asthmatic who died after a gym class, can sue the Clovis school […]