Broadcasting Live from Santa Fe Community College
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Drug Policy Alliance Speaks About Voting Case

CustomImages.jpg

The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the lead plaintiff in a voting rights case. At issue is a history of adults of voting age who have been excluded from the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of New Mexico was the lead plaintiff in the case. They argued that the New Mexico Compilation Commission had made an error in failing to put constitutional amendments approved by New Mexico voters — amendments that expanded the right to vote —  into state law.

KSFR spoke to representatives of Drug Policy Alliance New Mexico — one of the groups that had filed an amicus brief with the court in support of the League of Women Voters. The others included Common Cause New Mexico, the NM Association of Counties and the Center for Disability Rights.