BRET DILLON: Supreme Court No. 33,573, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-111

Supreme Court removes from judicial office Union County Probate Judge Bret Dillon, SCT Docket No. 33,573, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-111. Judge also ordered to repay Commission’s costs of $892.92. Public documents are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download copy of the Court’s order, click here.

STEPHEN S. SALAZAR: Supreme Court No. 33,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-035

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline concerning the Hon. Stephen S. Salazar, Espanola Municipal Court, SCT Docket No. 33,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-035. Judge found to have committed willful misconduct in office and received the following discipline: 90-day suspension without pay, public censure to be published in the Bar Bulletin, probation for remainder of term of office, pay restitution … Read More

JEFF ARAGON: Supreme Court No. 33,690, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2011-056 & 2012-054

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Los Lunas Municipal Court Judge Jeff Aragon, Supreme Court Docket No. 33,690, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2011-056 and 2012-054. Court order accepts the permanent resignation effective July 20, 2012, permanently bars Aragon from ever holding judicial office in New Mexico … Read More

STEPHEN G. RYAN: Supreme Court No. 33,369, JSC Inquiry Nos. 1996-006, 1996-060 & 1996-065

Supreme Court adopts Commission’s recommendation that former Las Cruces Municipal Court Judge Stephen G. Ryan, SCT Docket No. 33,369, JSC Inquiry Nos. 1996-06, 1996-60 & 1996-65, be permanently barred from holding judicial office and assessed the Commission’s costs of the formal proceeding. On February 1, 2012, the Supreme Court issued an order finding that Ryan would be sanctioned for admitted … Read More

MICHAEL G. RAEL, SR.: Supreme Court No. 33,633, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-040

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline upon Stipulation concerning Questa Municipal Court Judge Michael G. Rael, Sr., SCT Docket No. 33,633, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-040. The Court accepted Judge Rael’s admissions of willful misconduct in office and ordered that he would be sanctioned with a public censure, 12-month supervised probation and mentorship, and completion of two specified courses at … Read More

THOMAS J. HYNES: Supreme Court No. 33,610, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-045

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office Effective May 29, 2012 in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Eleventh Judicial District Court Judge Thomas J. Hynes, Supreme Court Docket No. 33,610, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-045. Court order accepts the permanent resignation thereby permanently barring Hynes from ever holding judicial office in New Mexico … Read More

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

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office Effective March 16, 2012 in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Thirteenth Judicial District Court Judge John W. Pope, Supreme Court Docket No. 29,778, JSC Inquiry No. 2006-046. Court order accepts the permanent resignation thereby permanently barring Pope from ever holding judicial office in New Mexico … Read More

MICHAEL T. MURPHY: Supreme Court No. 32,933, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-069

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office Effective February 24, 2012 in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Third Judicial District Court Judge Michael T. Murphy, Supreme Court Docket No. 32,933, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-069. Court order accepts the permanent resignation thereby permanently barring Murphy from ever holding New Mexico judicial office again, … Read More