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Public Forum on Racial Profiling

Join community members, tribal members, academics and lawyers concerned about bordertown racial profiling in Gallup, New Mexico. Tonight from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm there will be a know-your-rights discussion at the downtown conference center with emphasis on Gallup’s anti-panhandling ordinance. Presenters include Dr. Jennifer Denetdale, Dr. David Correia, Dr. Melanie Yazzie, and attorney Barry […]

New Mexico posed to enact curfew law allowing cities to criminalize behavior that is not unlawful if committed by adults

There are several anti-crime bills being discussed for the upcoming state legislative session, one of which is legislation that would permit municipalities to enact ordinances that authorize criminal sanctions for youth violating a curfew. The New Mexico Supreme Court addressed a challenge to an ordinance the City of Albuquerque had in a 1999 decision, concluding “that the […]

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Navajo Supreme Court Broadens Protection for Preference in Professional Services Contracts

In a recent opinion by the Navajo Supreme Court regarding Navajo preference in business contracting, a majority Navajo-owned corporation, Iiná Bá, Inc., was held to have been entitled to Navajo business preference under the Navajo Bill of Rights, and its civil rights were hence violated when preference was not applied in scoring a multi-million dollar […]

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