SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court has been asked to step in and decide whether Gov. Susana Martinez is likely to win the legal fight over 10 bills she vetoed in March.
A district judge ruled in August that the governor’s vetoes were invalid – either because she vetoed them too late or failed to meet a constitutional requirement to explain her objections – and allowed the bills to become law.
But the governor appealed, and she says the bills shouldn’t take effect until the litigation concludes.
The state Court of Appeals this week asked the Supreme Court to consider the case – a procedure intended to resolve important public policy questions quickly.
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