Isleta Appellate Court
On Friday, February 13, 2015, President Frank Lujan informed the Isleta Tribal Council that Denise Zuni submitted a letter declining her appointment to the Isleta Appellate Court. He provided no explanation for her decision. The Council accepted her declination with a unanimous vote.
Currently, the Appellate Court has only two Lay Justices. They are Justice Tony Lucero and Roshanna Toya-Lucero.
The prior Council appointed Francine Jaramillo to serve as a Justice. Initially, Jaramillo accepted her appointment. But, she later withdrew her acceptance. The Council provided no official reasons for her decision.