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Jerome D. Block

Jerome D. Block

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1INTHECOURTOFAPPEALSOFTHESTATEOFNEWMEXICO2OpinionNumber:_3FilingDate:AUGUST2,20114NO.30,2855STATEOFNEWMEXICO,6Plaintiff-Appellant,7v.8JEROMED.BLOCK,a/k/aJEROMED.9BLOCKIIandJEROMED.BLOCK,JR.,10andJEROMED.BLOCK,a/k/aJEROME11D.BLOCK,SR.,12Defendants-Appellees.
COURTOFAPPEALSOFNEWMEXICOALBUQUERQUE
FILED
AUG022011
&)f.~
13APPEALFROMTHEDISTRICTCOURTOFSANTAFECOUNTY14MichaelE.Vigil,DistrictJudge15GaryK.King,AttorneyGeneral16AndrewS.Montgomery,AssistantAttorneyGeneral17SantaFe,NM18forAppellant19Rothstein,Donatelli,Hughes,Dahlstrom,20Schoenburg
&
Bienvenu,LLP21DanielPhilipEstes22CarolynM."Cammie"Nichols23Albuquerque,NM
 
7JamesHarrington8SantaFe,NM1Freedman,Boyd,Hollander,Goldberg,2Ives
&
Duncan,PA3ZacharyA.Ives4TheresaM.Duncan5Albuquerque,NM6forAppellees9forAmicusCuriaeCommonCause
 
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OPINION
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FRY,Judge.
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{I}
ThesecretaryofstateassessedfinesagainstJeromeBlock,Jr.,(BlockJr.)for4violationsoftheNewMexicoVoterActionAct(theAct),NMSA1978,SectionsI-S19A-lto-17(2003,asamendedthrough2007),whichprovidespublicfinancingfor6certaincandidatesrunningforpoliticaloffice.Theattorneygeneralthenfiled7criminalchargesagainstBlockJr.andhisfather,JeromeBlock,Sr.(BlockSr.),for8violationsoftheAct.Thedistrictcourtdismissedthecharges,holdingthatthe9attorneygeneralmaynotinitiateprosecutionundertheActunlessthesecretaryof10statereferstheviolationstotheattorneygeneralforthatpurpose.Wereversethe11dismissalbecausetheActdoesnotlimittheattorneygeneral'sauthoritytoprosecute.12WealsorejectBlockJr.'sargumentthatprosecutionfollowingfineassessment13violatesprinciplesofdoublejeopardy.
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BACKGROUND
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I.
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TheVoterActionAct
Enactedin2003aspartofourcomprehensiveElectionCode,theActhasnot17beenanalyzedinanypriorcase,andourreviewisthusamatteroffirstimpression.18Toframeourdiscussion,webeginbyprovidingabriefoverviewoftheAct'srelevant19statutoryprovisions.TheActestablishedapubliccampaignfinanceschemeforthe

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