SCT Docket No. 34,097, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-100

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline upon Stipulation concerning Socorro County Magistrate Judge James Naranjo, SCT Docket No. 34,097, JSC Inquiry No. 2012-100. The Court accepted Judge Naranjo’s admissions of willful misconduct in office and ordered that he be disciplined with a 90-day suspension without pay effective April 22, 2013 with 60 days of the suspension deferred on the following conditions: completion of supervised probation and formal mentorship for remainder of term in office (if formal charges be issued against him in any matter while on probation he shall immediately and permanently resign), completion of online ethics course at own expense through the National Judicial College, and a public censure from the Supreme Court. The deferred 60 days of unpaid suspension shall be automatically imposed if judge violates any term or provision of his stipulation agreement with the Commission. The Commission’s petition wit h exhibits and any other public documents are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download copy of the Court’s disciplinary order, click here.