February 26, 1991
"Should Saddam Hussein stand trial? No, for sound political reasons. A weakened Saddam at the head of a functioning and unitary Iraq might be preferable to a martyred Saddam uniting discontented Arab elements everywhere. Is there a moral imperative to try him? Moral imperatives require consistent application. What message would we send by trying Saddam for crimes where Western forces were involved, but ignoring (indeed supporting) his aggression when opposing forces were non-Western?
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June 23, 2001
A memorial service for California Supreme Court Justice Stanley Mosk will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Mosk, the longest-serving judge in the state high court's history, died at his home in San Francisco on Tuesday. He was 88.
October 2, 1997
John G. Fleming, 77, international author and educator on personal injury law. Fleming, best known for his durable textbook "The Law of Torts," taught on three continents, ending his career with more than three decades at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. Born in Berlin, he was educated in England and during World War II served in the British Royal Tank Corps in North Africa and Italy. He began teaching law at Kings College, University of London.
October 1, 1992 |
Two conservative Orange County congressmen on Wednesday urged federal officials to move forward with reviews of university admissions practices across the nation to uncover and end policies that rely on racial "quotas." At a Capitol Hill press conference, Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) applauded Monday's finding by the U.S.
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April 14, 2002 |
Gov. Gray Davis has appointed three attorneys to Los Angeles County Superior Court. Vincent H. Okamoto, 58, of Torrance is a founding partner of the Okamoto, Wasserman & Torii law firm and a decorated Vietnam veteran. Charles Q. Clay III, 38, of Long Beach is a deputy Los Angeles County district attorney who specializes in prosecuting sex crimes and domestic violence cases.
April 13, 1991 |
Richard Francis Cavanaugh Hayden, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who co-created the "Bench Book" of procedure used by all California criminal court judges, has died. He was 73. Hayden, who retired in 1981 after 20 years on the bench, died April 3 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of cancer. As a judge, Hayden was known for his innovative sentencing, such as ordering two pickpockets to wear heavy mittens as a condition of probation.
March 7, 1990
Former state Assemblyman Gardiner Johnson, a conservative Republican and early supporter of Richard M. Nixon and Barry Goldwater for the presidency, died Saturday in Oakland at 84. An attorney, Johnson served six terms in the Assembly from 1935 to 1947, representing parts of Alameda County. He was Speaker pro tem in 1940.
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December 22, 2002 |
Richard Alan Clarke, 72, a former chairman and chief executive of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., died Nov. 14 at his home in San Rafael from complications of Lou Gehrig's disease. Clarke led the company from 1986 through 1995, and continued to serve as a board member of both PG&E Co. and PG&E Corp. until 2001. He established the utility as an internationally recognized leader in the energy industry, particularly in the areas of environmental stewardship and energy conservation.
July 31, 1986
Sho Sato, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former chairman of the California Law Revision Commission, died Sunday in Oakland of what a university spokesman said was "a long illness." He was 63. Sato, who worked with Army intelligence in World War II and then graduated from Harvard Law School, was a state deputy attorney general from 1952 to 1955, when he joined the Boalt Hall faculty at Berkeley.