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August 17, 1989 | TED ROHRLICH, Times Legal Affairs Writer
Over the last 20 years, California Rural Legal Assistance has racked up victory after victory in its battles with the state's agricultural interests. It has won cases securing minimum wages for farm workers, prohibiting certain harsh working conditions such as use of short-handled hoes, and forcing the expansion of federal food programs for the poor.
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March 29, 2007
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S firing of eight U.S. attorneys returns to center stage today with Senate testimony by D. Kyle Sampson, the former aide to Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales. Whatever one thinks of the administration's conduct in this affair, one of its self-justifying arguments is bizarre for reasons that have nothing to do with possible obstruction of justice. Is it possible that Carol C. Lam was a casualty of the nation's broken immigration policy? The dismissal of Lam, the U.S.
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July 12, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The political action committee of the California Trial Lawyers Assn., along with individual lawyers and law firms, gave almost three-quarters of the $2.5 million collected between Jan. 1 and July 1 for the lawyer-backed insurance initiative, according to contribution reports filed Monday. The Trial Lawyers Assn. committee gave $833,218 and individual lawyers and law firms gave at least another $977,246. Other supporters, including the California Bankers Assn.
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March 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Gray Davis appointed Oakland attorney Liane Randolph on Tuesday to head the state Fair Political Practices Commission, which regulates campaign contributions, lobbying and financial disclosure for public officials. Randolph, 37, is a principal at Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, where she has worked since 1997. Previously, she was staff counsel for the ethics panel, specializing in conflict-of-interest issues. Randolph replaces Karen Getman, whose term expired Jan.
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September 19, 1987 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
Attempting to minimize politically inflammatory debates that have angered state legislators, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California refused Friday to make it easier for lawyers to bring controversial resolutions up for a vote at their annual statewide meeting. "We have a problem in Sacramento and you can't do this without thinking of the consequences," President-elect P. Terry Anderlini cautioned the 24-member board that governs the state's 105,000 lawyers.
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March 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. Gray Davis appointed Oakland attorney Liane Randolph on Tuesday to head the state Fair Political Practices Commission, which regulates campaign contributions, lobbying and financial disclosure for public officials. Randolph, 37, is a principal at Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver & Wilson, where she has worked since 1997. Previously, she was staff counsel for the ethics panel, specializing in conflict-of-interest issues. Randolph replaces Karen Getman, whose term expired Jan.
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December 14, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Terence Hallinan, the son of a famously liberal legal family who had to fight to get a law license because of his police record--and who went on to defend mass murderer Juan Corona and heiress Patricia Hearst--awoke Wednesday as the next district attorney of San Francisco. Hallinan, an elected San Francisco supervisor whose nickname is Kayo, defeated a longtime prosecutor in Tuesday's election and promptly vowed to soften the tone of law enforcement in this city.
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February 15, 1993 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only six people were gathered at a plumbers union local recently to listen to Los Angeles city attorney candidate Michael Guarino. But small crowds are not the only problem facing the 44-year-old political unknown running against the veteran James K. Hahn, who is seeking a third term. Often people do not even know what the city attorney does. The plumbers were no exception, and nodded vigorously when Guarino began by saying: "Maybe I should explain the office."
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March 17, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan will break his puzzling neutrality in the city attorney's race at last and on Monday will endorse his longtime top aide for economic development, Deputy Mayor Rocky Delgadillo. Riordan was on vacation Friday and could not be reached for comment, but his top spokesman, Deputy Mayor Ben Austin, confirmed the endorsement.
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November 22, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before he resigned in disgrace this week, former state Sen. Alan Robbins was known as a prodigious campaign fund-raiser, stockpiling hundreds of thousands of dollars as a hedge against political challengers.
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March 29, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rebuff to its most famous member, the City Council this week not only rejected Ed Masry's bid to remove City Atty. Mark Sellers but also gave the 18-year veteran a vote of confidence. Since his campaign last year, Masry had repeatedly called Sellers incompetent. Most recently, he tangled with Sellers over the Western Plateau agreement, a city land swap that Masry felt unfairly favored developers.
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March 29, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rebuff to its most famous member, the City Council this week not only rejected Ed Masry's bid to remove City Atty. Mark Sellers but also gave the 18-year veteran a vote of confidence. Since his campaign last year, Masry had repeatedly called Sellers incompetent. Most recently, he tangled with Sellers over the Western Plateau agreement, a city land swap that Masry felt unfairly favored developers.
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March 17, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan will break his puzzling neutrality in the city attorney's race at last and on Monday will endorse his longtime top aide for economic development, Deputy Mayor Rocky Delgadillo. Riordan was on vacation Friday and could not be reached for comment, but his top spokesman, Deputy Mayor Ben Austin, confirmed the endorsement.
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March 7, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Weighing in on the race for Los Angeles city attorney, an outdoor advertising firm has put up signs on some of its large billboards urging voters to choose Deputy Mayor Rocky Delgadillo. The signs, valued at $40,000, represent the first "independent expenditure" for any of the candidates vying for city offices in the April 10 election, according to the city Ethics Commission. The term refers to spending by a person or group outside a candidate's campaign.
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February 15, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With no incumbent on the ballot, and with term limits forcing career politicians to scramble for different posts, the contest to become Los Angeles' next city attorney has drawn a surprisingly small field of candidates. But that doesn't mean the race to succeed 16-year incumbent James K. Hahn--now termed out and running for mayor in the April 10 municipal elections--will not be costly. Or contentious.
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April 17, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to undo an act that caused a political backlash among his constituents, Supervisor Tom Wilson is requesting a new vote on whether to rehire the law firm that has spearheaded the county's legal effort to create a second commercial airport in Orange County.
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July 15, 1993 | JILL GOTTESMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The turmoil at City Hall continued this week as the City Council fired the city attorney, hired a police chief to replace one on stress leave and was notified that a former city manager is demanding his job back. Indeed, the bitterly split Bell Gardens council became so mired in political battles Monday night that it suspended its lengthy agenda and adjourned without even paying the city's bills for everything from pens and pencils to consultants' fees. City Atty.
OPINION
March 29, 2007
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S firing of eight U.S. attorneys returns to center stage today with Senate testimony by D. Kyle Sampson, the former aide to Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales. Whatever one thinks of the administration's conduct in this affair, one of its self-justifying arguments is bizarre for reasons that have nothing to do with possible obstruction of justice. Is it possible that Carol C. Lam was a casualty of the nation's broken immigration policy? The dismissal of Lam, the U.S.
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October 16, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Police Chief John R. Robertson was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday, pending an investigation of allegations involving a "hostile workplace," according to the city's personnel director. Robertson would not comment on the action, but his attorney said that it is "political retaliation" stemming from a police investigation into allegations that the city's trash recycler had misappropriated municipal funds. The probe had begun to involve some city officials.
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November 1, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A senior deputy district attorney has asked state prosecutors to reopen an investigation into a plea bargain given to the grandson of one of Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti's campaign contributors, according to documents obtained by The Times. Deputy Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's request, however, has drawn charges of political motivation. Although the letter was written in July, it did not surface until this week, just days before the election.
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