New Mexico Judge steps down after “altercation” at watering hold

The Daily Times in Arizona reported,

A local judge who was under scrutiny of the Judicial Standards Commission following a verbal altercation at a local watering hole stepped down from the bench.

District Judge Thomas Hynes resigned his position with the 11th Judicial District Court effective today in lieu of any further proceedings by the Judicial Standards Commission.

In a stipulated agreement with the commission, Hynes agrees to “permanently resign and never again hold, become a candidate for, run for or stand for election to any New Mexico judicial office in the future,” according to court records.

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