Mon, 6 March 2017
The court system of the State of New Mexico is in the midst a great change, a reform of its process for deciding who is eligible for bail and who is eligible for pre-trial release with no bail. It is also in the midst of what Chief Justice Charles Daniels has called a “crisis” of funding. He says the courts’ ability to fulfill their Constitutional responsibilities is in danger. The impact of budget cuts not only inflicts pain and injustice on many people, it costs the state millions of dollars in avoidable costs.