Monthly archive April 2017

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses the New Mexico Federal District Court Decision on the Application of the Scope of Authority Exception to Qualified Immunity

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a lead opinion by Judge Hartz with concurring opinions by Judge Holmes and Judge Matheson, reversed the lower court denial of summary judgment on behalf of Donald Gallegos, the District Attorney for the Eight Judicial District Court, State of New Mexico, on qualified immunity grounds.  Mr. Gallegos was…  Read more ›