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Judge Christina Armijo

Letter From the Editor: A Trial Court Surprise


Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Christina Armijo surprised me. I was expecting New Mexico’s top federal judge to issue a permanent injunction barring USDA from providing equine inspection services. Then I thought the U.S. Department of Justice attorneys assigned to represent USDA would appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, where Armijo’s… Continue Reading

Judge’s Order Stopping Horse Slaughter ‘Potentially Invalid’; HSUS Lawyers File Motion Seeking Clarification

Iowa Company Shifts to Beef Operations

The Humane Society of the United States praised the temporary ban on horse slaughter signed by U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo last week. But the group’s attorneys this week say the order is “potentially invalid.” They’ve filed a new motion seeking expedited review so Armijo’s highly publicized order can be clarified. UPDATE: Government attorneys for… Continue Reading

Bond Hearing Set for Thursday in Horse Slaughter Case

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Hayes Scott has postponed until Aug. 8 the bond hearing to determine how much the Humane Society of the United States and other plaintiffs should have to put up to obtain injunctive relief against two companies prepared to go into the horsemeat packing business. The bond hearing was originally scheduled for… Continue Reading