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November 6, 1987
Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. blocked a trial for former Massachusetts Gov. Edward J. King's $3.6-million libel lawsuit against the Boston Globe and one of its columnists. Brennan ordered that the trial, scheduled to begin in January, be postponed until the full Supreme Court considers an appeal aimed at killing King's suit. Brennan's order said that if the appeal is turned down, the postponement "terminates automatically."
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November 6, 1987
Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. blocked a trial for former Massachusetts Gov. Edward J. King's $3.6-million libel lawsuit against the Boston Globe and one of its columnists. Brennan ordered that the trial, scheduled to begin in January, be postponed until the full Supreme Court considers an appeal aimed at killing King's suit. Brennan's order said that if the appeal is turned down, the postponement "terminates automatically."
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January 23, 1986 | Associated Press
Former Gov. Edward J. King announced today that he will not seek the GOP nomination this fall for a rematch for governor against Democrat Michael S. Dukakis. King, who governed the state from 1979 to 1982, switched to the GOP after losing the 1982 primary to Dukakis.
REAL ESTATE
March 23, 1986
Christy Campbell Walters, director of the state Department of Commerce, will speak at a luncheon Tuesday following ground breaking of the Jurupa distribution center to be built in Ontario. The $21-million project at Jurupa Street and West Vintage Avenue is being built by Saffell & McAdam Inc., of Irvine. The center will have three one-story industrial buildings totaling 660,000 square feet and is scheduled to be completed in September. The project is owned by A. J. Lane & Co.
NEWS
November 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Massachusetts has budgeted nearly $1.1 million to beautify prisons with art under a little-known law being criticized by lawmakers and corrections officials. The expenditures for anything from lawn sculpture to paintings to art classes stem from a law passed in 1981 under then-Gov. Edward J. King. It requires that 1% of construction costs on public buildings be devoted to art, up to a maximum of $100,000.
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May 1, 1986 | United Press International
A judge Wednesday dismissed a 12-count libel suit brought by former Gov. Edward J. King against the Boston Globe, finding that a public official "is expected to withstand even the most virulent criticism." In a 52-page ruling, the judge dismissed charges that King was libeled by the Globe, columnists David Farrell and Robert Turner and cartoonist Paul Szep, in a series of opinion columns, editorials and cartoons published during King's 1979-1983 gubernatorial term.
NEWS
February 2, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
In a scathing opinion, a state appellate court today overturned the murder conviction of a man who killed two Costa Mesa teen-agers in an auto accident as he fled from police, ruling that the prosecutor discriminated against Asians in jury selection. The Fourth District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana ruled that the exclusion of a Vietnamese immigrant because of what the prosecutor felt was his inability to understand English was illegally based on a racial stereotype.
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February 2, 1989 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A state appellate court today overturned the murder conviction of a man who killed two Costa Mesa teen-agers in an auto accident as he fled from police, ruling that the prosecutor discriminated against Asians in jury selection. The Fourth District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana ruled that the exclusion of a Vietnamese immigrant because of what the prosecutor felt was his inability to understand English was illegally based on a racial stereotype.
NEWS
October 18, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
The Teamsters Union executive board endorsed Vice President George Bush for President Monday after a poll of the union's members gave Bush a narrow edge over Michael S. Dukakis, the Democratic candidate. The union is the only major one in the country to endorse the Republican candidate, just as it was when it endorsed Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984. Only 21,207 of the union's 1.
NEWS
September 23, 1988 | BOB DROGIN and JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writers
Not since the Battle of Bunker Hill has Beantown seen anything like it. There was Republican presidential nominee George Bush in a daring raid on enemy territory Thursday morning, taunting his opponent in an East Boston eatery and accepting the endorsement of a 1,500-member union in the Boston Police Department. And there was Democratic presidential nominee Michael S.
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