We applaud the state Supreme Court for its ruling Monday that state law requires all New Mexicans to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
Reason has finally prevailed.
You may recall that the state Court of Appeals came to a different conclusion when it took up the matter in November 2013. In its bizarre ruling, the Appeals Court said only 10 categories of people — the list includes teachers, doctors and nurses — must report suspected child abuse. Prior to that ruling, the law had generally been interpreted to apply to everyone.