JAMES T. LOCATELLI: Supreme Court No. 29,508, JSC Inquiry No. 2010-135

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation Agreement to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hon. James Locatelli, Las Cruces Municipal Court, SCT Docket No. 29,508, JSC Inquiry No. 2010-135. The resignation is effective November 20, 2010. To download a copy of the order, click here.

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

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Discipline concerning the Hon. Robert M. Schwartz, Second Judicial District Court, SCT Docket No. 32,422, JSC Inquiry No. 2009-081. Judge found to have committed willful misconduct in office and will receive the following discipline: $6,000.00 fine, public reprimand, complete sexual harassment course, and take leave during future medication transitions. The Commission’s cost reimbursement request … Read More

JOSEPH GUILLORY: Supreme Court No. 31,920, JSC Inquiry No. 2008-094

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Motion to Accept Stipulation to Permanent Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning the Hon. Joseph Guillory, Dona Ana County Magistrate Court, SCT Docket No. 31,920, JSC Inquiry No. 2008-094. To download copy of order, click here.

JOSEPH GUILLORY: Supreme Court No. 31,920, JSC Inquiry No. 2008-094

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Emergency Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension of Hon. Joseph Guillory, Dona Ana County Magistrate Court, SCT Docket No. 31,920, JSC Inquiry No. 2008-094. The Court suspended Judge Guillory retroactively to August 13, 2010 and stated that the order did not affect any pending Commission proceedings concerning the judge. The Commission had filed the petition on August … Read More

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

Supreme Court schedules oral argument on Commission’s August 16, 2010 Petition for Discipline concerning Hon. Robert M. Schwartz, Second Judicial District Court, SCT Docket No. 32,422, JSC Inquiry No. 2009-081. The Court also denies Judge Schwartz’s motions to seal or strike the petition and record proper, unseals Supreme Court file, and establishes a briefing schedule. Oral argument on the petition … Read More

LUPE FUENTEZ: Supreme Court No. 32,501, JSC Inquiry No. 2010-109

Supreme Court grants Commission’s Petition for Immediate Temporary Suspension Without Pay concerning Hon. Lupe Fuentez, Dexter Municipal Court Judge, SCT Docket No. 32,501, JSC Inquiry No. 2010-109, and unseals Supreme Court file. The Commission filed the petition on July 16, 2010 under seal pursuant to Rule 27-104(B) NMRA. To download a copy of the Court’s order, click here.