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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2002 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opera Pacific presaged its next production, "Dead Man Walking," with a sober symposium on the death penalty Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on the UC Irvine campus. About 250 people, mostly Opera Pacific subscribers, attended the event sponsored by the Santa Ana-based opera house and the University of California Bren Fellows Program. The piece, based on the Pulitzer-nominated book by Sister Helen Prejean, tells of a death row inmate's journey to redemption before being executed.
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NEWS
April 8, 2000 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bitingly worded dissent, four federal appeals court judges Friday decried the state's refusal to allow convicted killer Darrell Keith Rich to participate in a Native American sweat lodge ceremony before his execution last month. Rich's lawyers were turned down by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco and the U.S.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2008 | the associated press
A federal appeals panel Wednesday considered whether California could ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held a rare hearing in Sacramento to take arguments over a 2005 state law. It prohibits the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under 18 and requires that such games be clearly labeled.
NEWS
September 13, 1994 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly named independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on Monday announced his first appointments to fill out his Whitewater prosecution team and begin the transition from outgoing prosecutor Robert B. Fiske Jr. Starr, a Republican who has been characterized as overly partisan by supporters of President Clinton, named two attorneys as his top deputies, including one holdover from Fiske's team.
NEWS
August 5, 1992 | From Associated Press
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has been a trailblazer on issues of sex discrimination and harassment. But a new study paints a less favorable picture for women in the federal courts of the nine states that make up the circuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2004 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
Kenneth W. Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, will become the next dean of the law school at Pepperdine University. The appointment marks the second time Starr has been chosen to head the Malibu law school. He accepted the post in 1997 but withdrew before he could start work because his investigation of the Clintons had expanded. In a statement, Pepperdine President Andrew K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced Monday that this month it will become the first federal appeals court in the country to use its technology to provide live video coverage of hearings on major cases. “The 9th Circuit has a long history of using advances in technology to make the court more accessible and transparent,” Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said. “Video streaming is a way to open the court's doors even wider so that more people can see and hear what transpires in the courtroom, particularly in regard to some of our most important cases.” The court has permitted the news media to broadcast live coverage in some cases in the past, but under the new policy, all en banc hearings will be live streamed on the court's website . Most cases are decided by three-judge panels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
Court-ordered mediation has failed to settle a lawsuit over delayed and denied care for wounded veterans so the case now goes to a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel, the court reported Tuesday. Two veterans groups brought suit in 2007, alleging systemic failures in the Department of Veterans Affairs' processing of disability claims. They noted that 3,000 veterans die each year while their appeals are pending, and 18 veterans commit suicide each day on average, many suspected to be acts of despair by those with untreated post-traumatic stress disorder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2003 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, siding with the city of Los Angeles, said motorists whose cars have been towed are not entitled to hearings within 48 hours to contest the charges. They are, however, entitled to get their cars back. In an unsigned, unanimous opinion, the justices agreed with city officials that the Constitution does not require immediate hearings.
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