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Author Archives: Scott Sandlin / Journal Staff Writer

Judge upholds New Mexico closed primary system

By Scott Sandlin / Journal Staff Writer

A state district judge on Wednesday upheld New Mexico’s closed primary system against a challenge from an independent voter, saying… more »

Judge orders release of Colfax deputy

By Scott Sandlin / Journal Staff Writer

A judge on Monday ordered the release of a Colfax County sheriff’s deputy indicted for possession wi …

Casslyn Mae Welch was sentenced to 20 years for her role in helping her cousin and fiance John McCluskey and another Arizona inmate escape from prison.

Accomplice in prison escape gets 20 years

By Scott Sandlin / Journal Staff Writer

Casslyn Mae Welch, the woman who enabled her fiance cousin and a buddy of his to escape from an Arizona prison, got a 20-year sentence in an Arizona state court this week for her role in the escape and the kidnapping of two interstate truckers in 2010.

Judge finds program violations

By Scott Sandlin / Journal Staff Writer

A federal judge has found constitutional violations by two state departments in charge of a federal …

Top court: All must report child abuse

By Scott Sandlin / Journal Staff Writer

Plain words may not work when it comes to interpreting laws enacted by the Legislature.

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