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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
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.
NATIONAL
July 5, 2011 | By Carol J. Williams, Times Staff Writer
Jared Lee Loughner, charged with shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others in a January rampage in Tucson, can't be forced to take anti-psychotic drugs until the government shows that the drugs are absolutely necessary and likely to render him competent to stand trial, a federal appeals court has ruled. In an order made public Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary halt to the involuntary medication of Loughner, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and declared mentally incompetent to stand trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
Here are three of the most prominent judges on the 9th Circuit, reflecting the broad span of its members' ideological perspectives. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski * Appointed by President Reagan in 1985 at the age of 35. * Chief judge since 2007 and as such sits on all 11-judge en banc rehearings, giving an advantage to the conservative faction, with whom he tends to vote on most issues. * Praised by the left and the right for his razor-sharp intellect and eloquent opinions.
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.
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