Aug 1, 2023
OLYMPIA — Today, New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general to file legal arguments in a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s restrictive law making it a crime for adults to help minors travel out-of-state for abortion care.
The challenge to Idaho’s so-called abortion “travel ban” was filed in U.S. District Court in Idaho earlier this month by an attorney working with sexual assault victims, the Northwest Abortion Access Fund and the Indigenous Idaho Alliance. The amicus brief urges the court to block Idaho’s law immediately.
New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez Submits Amicus Brief to Support Pueblo Sovereignty, Clarify Indian Country Jurisdictional Boundaries
Jul 14, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Raúl Torrez recently filed an amicus brief in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, joining the United States and several New Mexico Pueblos and the All Pueblo Council of Governors in support of affirming the District Court’s ruling pertaining to the Pueblos’ sovereignty and federal jurisdiction.
Statement from Attorney General Raúl Torrez and Albuquerque Police Department Chief Harold Medina on Charges Against Former APD Officer Kenneth Skeens:
Jul 13, 2023
Albuquerque - “Today my office filed charges against former APD Officer Kenneth Skeens for his role in the unlawful arrest of a customer with disabilities who was struggling to complete his purchase at a Target located in Albuquerque in August of 2022. Rather than...
Attorney General Raúl Torrez and New Mexico Legal Aid Host a Free Legal Clinic for Those Affected by the Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire
Jul 12, 2023
Las Vegas, NM – This Friday, Attorney General Raúl Torrez and New Mexico Legal Aid are hosting a free legal clinic for those who have been affected by the Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Fire.
Special Master in Texas v. New Mexico Water Dispute Finds the States’ Settlement Is Fair, Reasonable, and Consistent with the Rio Grande Compact
Jul 6, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – On Monday, July 3, 2023, a United States federal circuit court judge serving as Special Master in the Texas v. New Mexico water case issued an opinion recommending the United States Supreme Court approve the settlement reached between New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado in November over the division of Rio Grande water south of Elephant Butte dam.
Attorney General Raúl Torrez Announces $102.5 Million Settlement with Suboxone Maker for Alleged Illegal Monopoly Tactics
Jun 6, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced that 42 states, led by Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, have negotiated a nationwide $102.5 million settlement with the maker of Suboxone, Indivior Inc. New Mexico will receive about $930,000 from the settlement.
Attorney General Raúl Torrez Files a Lawsuit Against Major Manufacturing Companies for Knowingly Contaminating New Mexico’s Natural Resources with the “Forever Chemical”
Jun 1, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced the filing of a lawsuit against twenty-one chemical manufacturing companies, including 3M and DuPont, for contaminating our state’s natural resources and jeopardizing public health by manufacturing and distributing polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
May 31, 2023
Judge Lea A. Kirksey has granted the State’s request for a stay of the lawsuit that the City of Eunice recently filed against Attorney General Torrez and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham as it seeks to challenge the state’s authority to guarantee continued access to reproductive healthcare across the state. Recognizing that similar issues are already pending resolution by the New Mexico Supreme Court as it considers a previously filed writ by the Attorney General, the District Court Judge in Lea County agreed to put the Eunice lawsuit on hold until the Supreme Court issues an opinion.
May 18, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – Today, Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced that three individuals – Angelica Chacon, Patricia Hurtado and Luz Scott – have been arrested and charged with the abuse and neglect of a 38-year-old woman with developmental disabilities.
Attorney General Raúl Torrez Announces Distribution of $141 Million Settlement to Millions of Low-Income Americans Deceived by TurboTax Owner Intuit
May 11, 2023
Albuquerque, NM – Attorney General Raúl Torrez announced that consumers who were tricked by TurboTax’s owner Intuit into paying for “free” tax services will begin receiving checks from a $141 million multistate settlement announced in May of 2022.