On December 13, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a Public Censure to Hon. George Anaya, Jr., Santa Fe Magistrate Judge, approving a stipulated agreement between Judge Anaya and the Judicial Standards Commission. To view or download a copy of the Public Censure, CLICK HERE.
On October 19, 2021, the Supreme Court granted a Petition to Accept Stipulation Agreement and Consent to Discipline concerning Otero County Magistrate Steve Guthrie’s conduct as charged in JSC Inquiry Nos. 2020-017, 2020-028, 2020-042, 2020-046, 2020-071, 2020-100 & 2020-114. The Supreme Court ordered imposition of the stipulated disciplinary measures, as follows: 30-day suspension without pay, additional training, formal mentorship, and unsupervised … Read More
On July 2, 2021, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Stipulation to Resignation from Judicial Office in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hon. Karen E. Gates, Cimarron Municipal Court. To view a copy of the full petition, CLICK HERE. To view a copy of the Supreme Court’s Order, CLICK HERE.
To download a copy of this RFP issued on April 21, 2021, CLICK HERE.
On written request by the Chair of the Judicial Standards Commission, the Attorney General released a formal opinion today finding the recent statutory amendment expanding the Judicial Standards Commission’s jurisdiction to include hearing officers, special masters, special commissioners, etc. to be unconstitutional.
After considering the one public comment received, on February 10, 2020 the Commission adopted revisions to its procedural rules. The newly revised rules are published elsewhere on this site under Resources>Governing Provisions of Law.
The Commission is considering further amendments to its procedural rules and requests public commentary be submitted by mail. Comments must be received by the Commission on or before January 10, 2020 to be considered. To view or download the proposed amendments, click here.
On November 5, 2019, the New Mexico Supreme Court granted the Commission’s Petition to Accept Resignation in Lieu of Further Disciplinary Proceedings concerning Hobbs Municipal Court Judge Benjamin Harrison. After Judge Harrison received a Notice of Formal Proceedings from the Commission in June 2019, he resigned from office effective August 30, 2019. To close the Commission’s case, however, the judge … Read More
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently appointed four public members to the Commission filling vacancies and/or positions whose terms expired. The newly appointed members are: Twilla Thomason of Hobbs, William Foote, Ph.D. of Albuquerque, Jean Kamm of Raton, and Kevin Dixon, Ph.D. of Albuquerque. Of these members, Dr. Dixon previously served on the Commission from 2010-2011 by appointment of Governor Bill … Read More
On May 10, 2019, the Supreme Court granted the Commission’s motion and unsealed its file, accepted the stipulation agreement between Torrance County Magistrate Judge Heath White and the Commission, and ordered his immediate temporary suspension without pay pending completion of his pending criminal and Commission proceedings. The Commission petitioned the Supreme Court for the action on April 19, 2019. The … Read More