STEPHEN G. RYAN: Supreme Court 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

OLIVIA GARCIA: Supreme Court 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

KENT WINGENROTH: Supreme Court No. 33,228, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-020

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline upon Stipulation concerning Hon. Kent Wingenroth, Dona Ana County Magistrate Court, SCT Docket No. 33,228, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-020. Public documents are available from the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office (505-827-4860). To download copy of the order, click here.

WILMA CHARLEY: Supreme Court No. 33,219, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-090 & 2011-059

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement from Judicial Office Effective September 30, 2011 in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning San Juan County Magistrate Wilma Charley, Supreme Court Docket No. 33,219, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2010-090 & 2011-059. Court orders accept the permanent retirement and thereby permanently barring Charley from ever holding New Mexico judicial office … Read More

ALBERT S. (PAT) MURDOCH: Supreme Court No. 33,137, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-068

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Retirement from Judicial Office Effective July 29, 2011 concerning Second Judicial District Judge Albert S. (Pat) Murdoch, Supreme Court Docket No. 33,137, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-068. Court order accepts the permanent retirement and permanently bars Murdoch from ever holding New Mexico judicial office again. All public documents are available from … Read More

ROBERT M. SCHWARTZ: Supreme Court No. 32,422, JSC Inquiry No. 2009-081

Supreme Court issues substantive opinion concerning In the Matter of Robert M. Schwartz, Second Judicial District Court, SCT Docket No. 32,422, JSC Inquiry No. 2009-081. The Supreme Court’s file is available to the public by contacting the Supreme Court. To download copy of the Court’s opinion, click here.

MICHAEL T. MURPHY: Supreme Court No. 32,933, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-038

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Second Verified Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension and orders the immediate and temporary suspension without pay concerning Hon. Michael T. Murphy, Third Judicial District Court Judge. Supreme Court Docket No. 32,933, JSC Inquiry No. 2011-038. The Supreme Court had denied the Commission’s initial temporary suspension petition in April. Public documents are available from the Supreme Court. … Read More

SAM B. SANCHEZ: Supreme Court No. 32,557, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2009-124, 2010-009, 2010-019 & 2010-064

Supreme Court issues order accepting the permanent resignation of Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Sam B. Sanchez, Supreme Court Docket No. 32,557, JSC Inquiry Nos. 2009-124, 2010-009, 2010-019 & 2010-064. Court order permanently bars Sanchez from judicial office, and orders him to pay the Commission within 90 days $1,115.16 in trial costs. The order comes upon the Commission’s Petition for … Read More