CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1986
U.S. Attorney Bonner goes his boss, Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, one better in suggesting only those who can afford it are entitled to protection of the Sixth Amendment and a litmus test for the lawyers of those who can't. LOUIS M. ST. MARTIN Pomona
January 28, 1988 |
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III said today he will review the conduct of the FBI's investigations of opponents of the Reagan Administration's Central America policy. Meese said he would receive a report from the FBI later in the day, will discuss the matter with FBI Director William S. Sessions and "then I will determine what action is necessary."
February 12, 1988 |
U.S. and Italian law enforcement officials agreed Thursday to study the relationship of arms trafficking to organized crime, drug smuggling and terrorism. The agreement came at a meeting in Rome between Italian Interior Minister Amintore Fanfani and Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, the Justice Department announced.
November 30, 1986
Tons of arms are sent to Iran, the terror merchants of the Near East. Millions of dollars are sent to Swiss banks to finance the overthrow of a Central American government. Unnamed Americans and Israelis make the foreign policy of the United States. Meetings are held in the White House attended by Vice Adm. John Poindexter, Lt. Col. Oliver North and how many others? Yet Atty. Gen. Meese III tells us the President of the United States was unaware and uninformed of these events! Did all of this happen after his bedtime?
July 13, 1990 |
Former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III was awarded $460,509 in federal reimbursement Thursday for legal expenses he incurred during a special prosecutor's criminal investigation. Independent counsel James C. McKay had declined to prosecute Meese at the conclusion of the investigation. Among other things, Meese was investigated for possible ethics law violations for intervening to help Wedtech Corp. obtain a lucrative defense contract.
August 8, 1988 |
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III today approved a proposed merger that will allow rival newspapers in Detroit to combine business operations and avert a threatened shutdown of the Detroit Free Press. In a victory for Knight-Ridder Inc., owner of the Free Press, Meese overruled an administrative law judge's recommendation in December that the proposed joint operating agreement between the Free Press and the Detroit News represented an impermissible exemption to antitrust laws.
June 29, 1988 |
Former Deputy Atty. Gen. Arnold I. Burns, who quit the Justice Department in March over controversy surrounding Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, became a partner Tuesday in a prestigious New York law firm. Burns will work on corporate litigation and administrative and regulatory matters at the 113-year-old firm of Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn.
May 17, 1988 |
Another Justice Department public relations expert quit in protest against embattled Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III today. Justice Department officials said Ron Tomalis, a special assistant in the public affairs office, has resigned, effective May 27, in the latest departure at the agency, which has been rocked by Meese's legal problems. They said Tomalis joined the Justice Department's chief speech writer, William A.