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  • Trials resume with abundance of caution

    Arthur W. Pepin, Syndicated content|Feb 10, 2021

    The New Mexico Supreme Court ordered jury trials to resume on Feb. 1, following their suspension because of increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases statewide and potential for further cases after end-of-year holidays. Recognizing public concerns about the coronavirus, all courts have implemented carefully considered, successful measures to protect jurors and trial participants. New Mexicans who reported for jury service during the pandemic overwhelmingly have indicated they felt safe while performing their civic duty. Jury trials serve as a...