I’m curious to see if this actually gets addressed by a district court, or if it’s deemed too short in duration to justify a legal injunction
I think lawsuits are already being filed.
She probably set the duration to be short so it would be over before anyone could get a hearing in court. If I lived in New Mexico, I would just ignore the order.
That just makes it all the more sinister. A short term infringement is still an infringement. Bad precedent to set.
The precedent was already set during COVID. Our governor is just the first to get brave enough to test the precedent during a time when there's obviously no real public health threat. She admits it herself, she doesn't expect anyone to obey. This is a test of the backlash. And so far it's the same pathetic display of protests by conservatives and libertarians. "Oh but the police aren't enforcing the ban it so its a win!" Nope, we just showed our spinelessness. She will try this bullshit again, probably after canning some right wing sheriffs. Then where will we be?
What were the gun restrictions during COVID?
Not gun restrictions specifically. The general precedent of suspending Constitutional rights for the sake of "public health" is what I was referring to. We had zero freedom of assembly, petition, etc., and your ability to run a business was related to how friendly you were with Grisham and her cronies. There were a few high profile stories of her just being ruthless with a few places that skirted her lockdown rules, getting them shut down. Which led to a bit of a scandal when she then tried to meet with some businesses privately during lockdown to transact, to sell some jewelry she owned iirc. Anyway, she suffered no long term consequences for any of that.