In our regulatory reform efforts that kicked off 2013, the Rio Grande Foundation made the case for reciprocity for lawyers in New Mexico (the process is regulated by the State Supreme Court).
While outlining some of the basic issues, we did not provide a completely in-depth analysis of the nuances of the issue. An attorney named Peyton George has his owns concerns on the issue and has penned a detailed letter on the topic to the New Mexico Supreme Court.
While New Mexico’s Legislature made some tentative steps towards lightening the regulatory burdens on New Mexicans this year in the areas of motor transport, alcohol, and certain application issues, the Supreme Court has made no move to end this absurd form of protectionism that hurts our economy and makes it less likely that businesses will locate to our State. Will the Supreme Court wake up and change its regulations voluntarily or do voters just have to vote in new members? I guess only time will tell.