CONNIE LEE JOHNSTON: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35625, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2015-058, 2015-059, 2015-060, 2015-061, 2015-062, 2015-063, 2015-098, 2015-143 & 2015-146

After hearing oral argument, the Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Verified Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension without Pay (filed 12-03-15) concerning San Juan County Magistrate Court Judge Connie Lee Johnston, SCT Cause No. S-1-SC-35625, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2015-058, 2015-059, 2015-060, 2015-061, 2015-062, 2015-063, 2015-098, 2015-143 & 2015-146, ordered back pay from January 6-February 10, 2016, and unsealed the Court’s file … Read More

LUIS QUINTANA: No. S-1-SC-35548, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-126

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Verified Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension (filed 10-06-15) concerning Corrales Municipal Court Judge Luis Quintana, SCT Cause No. S-1-SC-35548, JSC Inquiry No. 2015-126. Supreme Court ordered temporary suspension without pay to be effective immediately and unsealed the Supreme Court’s file in the matter. All documents available to the public are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s … Read More

WILLIAM H. BROGAN: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-34167, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2011-145 & 2012-121

Supreme Court denies without a hearing former Twelfth Judicial District Court Judge William H. Brogan‘s Motion to Withdraw Order and to Dismiss, SCT Docket No. S-1-SC-34167, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2011-145 & 2012-121. The motion sought to undo Brogan’s stipulation to permanent resignation in lieu of further disciplinary proceedings, which the Supreme Court approved and ordered on May 24, 2013 (see … Read More

JACQUELINE D. FLORES: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-35481, JSC Inquiry No. 2013-109

Supreme Court denies Commission’s Petition for Discipline concerning the Hon. Jacqueline D. Flores, Second Judicial District Court, SCT Docket No. S-1-SC-35481, JSC Inquiry No. 2013-109, following oral argument before the Supreme Court on October 13, 2015. All public documents are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download a copy of the Supreme Court’s order click here, and … Read More

JAMES T. LOCATELLI: Supreme Court No. S-1-SC-29508, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-010, 2010-017, 2010-119, 2010-133, 2010-135 & 2010-144

Supreme Court denies without a hearing former Las Cruces Municipal Court Judge James T. Locatelli‘s Motion Seeking Rescission of Order of Permanent Resignation and Prohibition Against Seeking Judicial Office, SCT Docket No. S-1-SC-29508, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-010, 2010-017, 2010-119, 2010-133, 2010-135 & 2010-144. All public documents are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download a copy of … Read More

SHARON C. TORRES: Supreme Court No. 34,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2013-077

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline concerning Bernalillo Municipal Court Judge Sharon C. Torres, Supreme Court Docket No. 34,601, JSC Inquiry No. 2013-077. The Supreme Court order requires that Judge Torres participate in a formal mentorship and supervised probation for the remainder of her term of office, complete additional training, coordinate with the … Read More

KENNETH H. MARTINEZ: Supreme Court No. 34,915, JSC Inquiry No. 2014-056

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement from Judicial Office Effective December 31, 2014 (filed 09-29-14) concerning Second Judicial District Court Judge Kenneth H. Martinez, Supreme Court Docket No. 34,915, JSC Inquiry No. 2014-056. The Supreme Court order makes Judge Martinez’s retirement permanent, forever bars him from holding judicial office in New Mexico, and unseals the … Read More

RUDY MARTIN: Supreme Court No. 35,117, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2014-112, 2014-135 & 2014-150

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement concerning Rio Arriba County Magistrate Judge Rudy Martin, Supreme Court Docket No. 35,117, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2014-112, 2014-135, 2014-150. The Supreme Court order makes Judge Martin’s resignation permanent effective 12/31/14, forever bars him from holding judicial office in New Mexico, and unseals the Supreme Court’s file in the matter. All public … Read More

PHILIP J. ROMERO: Supreme Court No. 30,316, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2014-063 & 2014-075

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning San Miguel County Magistrate Judge Philip J. Romero, Supreme Court Docket No. 30,316, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2014-063 and 2014-075. The Supreme Court order makes Judge Romero’s retirement permanent effective 02/13/15, forever bars him from holding judicial office in New Mexico, and unseals … Read More

DAVID RAMOS, SR.: Supreme Court No. 34,884, JSC Inquiry No. 2014-094

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline (filed 09-08-14) concerning Hurley Municipal Court Judge David Ramos, Sr., Supreme Court Docket No. 34,884, JSC Inquiry No. 2014-094. The Supreme Court order requires that Judge Ramos receive a public censure from the Supreme Court, complete a formal mentorship, and complete one (1) year of unsupervised probation. … Read More