LUPE FUENTEZ: Supreme Court No. 32,501, JSC Inquiry No. 2010-109

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension Without Pay concerning Hon. Lupe Fuentez, Dexter Municipal Court Judge, SCT Docket No. 32,501, JSC Inquiry No. 2010-109, and unseals Supreme Court file. The Commission filed the petition on July 16, 2010 under seal pursuant to Rule 27-104(B) NMRA. To download a copy of the Court’s order, click here.

VICTORIA GRANT: Supreme Court No. 32,334, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-035 through 2010-055

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings in Matter of Hon. Victoria Grant, Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judge, SCT Docket No. 32,334, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-035 through 2010-055. To download a copy of the order, click here.

JAVIER LOZANO: Supreme Court No. 29,264, JSC Inquiry No. 2009-025

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline Upon Stipulation in Matter of Hon. Javier Lozano, Columbus Municipal Court Judge, SCT Docket No. 29,264, JSC Inquiry No. 2009-025. Discipline includes 90-day suspension without pay, formal reprimand, 12-month supervised probation and mentorship, and other measures. To download a copy of the order, click here.

Commission adopts comprehensive revisions to its procedural rules

Commission adopts comprehensive revisions to its procedural rules. The revised rules will apply to all cases filed on or after May 1, 2010. The new rules are available for viewing and download under the “Governing Provisions of Law” tab on the home page.

JOHN W. POPE: Supreme Court No. 29,778, JSC Inquiry No. 2006-046

Following oral argument on respondent’s motion in Matter of Pope, SCT Docket No. 29,778, JSC Inquiry No. 2006-046, Supreme Court amends probation to require Hon. John W. Pope complete monthly, rather than weekly, check-ins with appointed probation supervisor.