Supreme Court Docket No. 33,690, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2011-056 and 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

SCT Docket No. 33,369, JSC Inquiry Nos. 1996-06, 1996-60 & 1996-65

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

SCT Docket 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

Supreme Court Docket 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

Supreme Court Docket 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

Supreme Court Docket 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

SCT Docket No. 33,369, JSC Inquiry Nos. 1996-06, 1996-60 & 1996-65

Supreme Court adopts the 1997 stipulation agreement between the Commission and former Las Cruces Municipal Court Judge Stephen G. Ryan (SCT Docket No. 33,369, JSC Inquiry Nos. 1996-06, 1996-60 & 1996-65), finds that Ryan will be sanctioned for willful misconduct in office, remands to the Commission for a hearing and recommendations sanctions to be imposed, and unseals the Supreme Court’s … Read More

Supreme Court Docket No. 33,285, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-102, 2011-026 & 2011-085

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement from Judicial Office Effective December 31, 2011 in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Dona Ana County Magistrate Olivia Garcia, Supreme Court Docket No. 33,285, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-102, 2011-026 & 2011-085. Court order accepts the permanent retirement thereby permanently barring Garcia from ever holding New Mexico judicial office … Read More