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Clarification - May 1, 2013

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A story in the April 24 edition of the Optic reported that District Judge Eugenio Mathis was forced off the bench in late February for misconduct. In fact, Mathis resigned his position after being accused of misconduct as part of an agreement that was approved by the state Supreme Court. Mathis retained his retirement benefits, but he is not allowed to hold judicial office in New Mexico again.