Civil rights law would allow legal claims over alleged free speech violations

Politics - Government

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A proposed New Mexico civil rights act is getting lukewarm reviews ahead of January’s legislative session. The proposed law would allow legal claims to be filed in court over purported infringements on free speech, freedom of religion, and other constitutional rights.

The state’s nine-member Civil Rights Commission says it could lead to increased local government’s insurance costs and law enforcement officers leaving New Mexico.

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