August 4, 1995 |
Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren has removed a deputy who referred to homosexuals' "nasty habits" from defending the discharge of a gay National Guardsman, a spokesman said Thursday. Lungren's office also sent a letter to a federal judge apologizing for the deputy's language. "The passages suggestive of personal enmity toward the plaintiff or the plaintiff's sexual orientation do not reflect the attitude of this office," said Lungren's letter, signed by Chief Assistant Atty. Gen. Robert Mukai.
November 22, 1991 |
Disclosing that state agencies are using private lawyers that could cost taxpayers up to $30 million in current contracts, Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren has recommended instead that Department of Justice attorneys be used except in cases of possible conflict of interest. Private lawyers retained by the state are presently paid an average of $165 and as high as $350 an hour, according to Lungren.
September 10, 1991 |
California Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren can now say he's a real crime fighter--he captured a man accused of trying to burglarize his van. Lungren, 44, said he was watching television with his family about noon Sunday when he went into his garage to throw away an empty soda can. "I was startled to find someone in my van in the passenger's seat obviously trying to take something out," he said. Lungren gave chase and said he cornered the man in a cul de sac.
March 9, 1988 |
Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (R-Long Beach) asked the state Supreme Court today to rule that he has been confirmed as state treasurer, even though the state Senate rejected his nomination. Lungren's suit names Gov. George Deukmejian, who appointed Lungren to succeed the late Jesse Unruh, as a defendant, but the Republican governor said his attorney will support Lungren's position. "While I am named along with the controller, secretary of state, acting state treasurer and (Senate leader David A.
November 19, 1997 |
In an unusual rebuff to local law enforcement, state Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said swabbing and squirting pepper spray in the eyes of Humboldt County demonstrators was "not accepted police community practices." In a letter to a Democratic legislator made public Tuesday, Republican Lungren said the actions of the county's officers as shown in videotapes were unprecedented and unsupported by state guidelines for the use of the spray.
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November 23, 1999 |
Dan Lungren, former state attorney general and U.S. congressman, will join the faculty of Chapman University in Orange next spring. According to university President James Doti, Lungren--who spent two terms as attorney general and is lecturing at Harvard--will teach one course at Chapman's School of Law and another in its political science department.
October 31, 1998
The candidates for governor are galloping down the homestretch. Republican Dan Lungren has put on spurs, adding new bite to his TV ads. Democrat Gray Davis, the front-runner in polls, continues to contrast his record with Lungren's. Dan Lungren Ad: "Special" Narrator: "They're at it again. Special interests have spent $14 million to buy the governor's office for Gray Davis.
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November 30, 1995
Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren will ask a federal judge, probably today, to reconsider her ruling that gutted Proposition 187, the measure that would deny illegal immigrants many public services, sources said. The state's motion will argue that U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer made a substantial legal error in rejecting a provision that denied illegal immigrants the right to go to elementary and secondary public schools. Pfaelzer cited a U.S. Supreme Court precedent in her ruling.
December 17, 1997
Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush apologized Tuesday for accusing Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren, a fellow Republican, of violating legal ethics by accepting a $10,000 campaign contribution from a company both were fighting in court. Lungren accepted the apology.
July 27, 1990 |
Republican state attorney general candidate Dan Lungren on Thursday called for life prison sentences for criminals convicted of kidnaping for the purpose of rape or other sexual crimes. Lungren's proposal, which he identified at a Los Angeles press conference as the "Lungren Crime Law," is strikingly similar in content to a bill introduced in the state Senate in February by President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles).