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February 7, 1989
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Brown withdrew his endorsement of Harvey Zall, Gov. George Deukmejian's controversial nominee to head the state public defender's office. Brown testified on Zall's behalf in a Senate Rules Committee confirmation hearing last month. He said he changed his position after conferring with other defense attorneys who have worked with Zall and oppose his confirmation.
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February 8, 1989 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
After a day of meetings with legislators and Gov. George Deukmejian's staff, Harvey Zall took himself out of the running Tuesday for the job of state public defender, thus ending a bitter confirmation fight. Zall, 52, told Michael Frost, the governor's chief of staff, of his decision in a meeting on Tuesday and announced it to the office staff late in the afternoon.
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February 8, 1989 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
After a day of meetings with legislators and Gov. George Deukmejian's staff, Harvey Zall took himself out of the running Tuesday for the job of state public defender, thus ending a bitter confirmation fight. Zall, 52, told Michael Frost, the governor's chief of staff, of his decision in a meeting on Tuesday and announced it to the office staff late in the afternoon.
NEWS
February 7, 1989
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Brown withdrew his endorsement of Harvey Zall, Gov. George Deukmejian's controversial nominee to head the state public defender's office. Brown testified on Zall's behalf in a Senate Rules Committee confirmation hearing last month. He said he changed his position after conferring with other defense attorneys who have worked with Zall and oppose his confirmation.
NEWS
December 23, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
In a move that could set off a confirmation battle in 1989, a leading association of criminal defense attorneys will oppose Gov. George Deukmejian's choice of Harvey Zall as state public defender, lawyers in the organization said Thursday.
NEWS
February 6, 1989 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
An unusually nasty confirmation fight has broken out over Gov. George Deukmejian's nominee to lead defense lawyers who represent Death Row inmates. Harvey Zall may still become state public defender, but not for lack of trying by his opponents--an amalgam of private defense attorneys, lawyers in the office he would head and a union representing them--to stop him.
NEWS
October 3, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Harvey Zall had been demoted and was looking to leave the State Public Defender's office where he had worked since 1977. But then in March, Gov. George Deukmejian appointed him to head the agency. "I was down for the nine count, and I came back," Zall said. His fight, however, is far from over. His nomination has splintered the office. The morale of many senior deputies, particularly those who handle death penalty cases, has spiraled downward.
NEWS
July 19, 1989 | Compiled by Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer
Appointed attorney Fern M. Laethem of Carmichael as the state public defender. A Democrat, Laethem, 43, replaces Harvey Zall, who asked that his name be withdrawn for personal reasons. The job pays $90,526 a year. The position requires Senate confirmation. Signed into law a bill (AB 320) by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) to allow consumers a three-day right of cancellation on dating service and weight loss program contracts. Vetoed a bill (AB 96) by Assemblyman Richard E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1989
My attention has just been called to a recent letter (Jan. 18) by Deputy Dist. Atty. Paul Rugnetta. Rugnetta complains that the Office of the State Public Defender has squandered taxpayer money by raising on appeal the single contention that our client received a prison sentence that was three days too long. Parenthetically, I would note that three hours let alone three days of unlawful and undeserved time in prison constitutes a miscarriage of justice. Under our justice system, a person convicted of a crime has a statutory and constitutional right to have an appeal court review his case to determine that he or she had a fair trial and received a lawful sentence.
NEWS
February 6, 1989 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
An unusually nasty confirmation fight has broken out over Gov. George Deukmejian's nominee to lead defense lawyers who represent Death Row inmates. Harvey Zall may still become state public defender, but not for lack of trying by his opponents--an amalgam of private defense attorneys, lawyers in the office he would head and a union representing them--to stop him.
NEWS
December 23, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
In a move that could set off a confirmation battle in 1989, a leading association of criminal defense attorneys will oppose Gov. George Deukmejian's choice of Harvey Zall as state public defender, lawyers in the organization said Thursday.
NEWS
October 3, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Harvey Zall had been demoted and was looking to leave the State Public Defender's office where he had worked since 1977. But then in March, Gov. George Deukmejian appointed him to head the agency. "I was down for the nine count, and I came back," Zall said. His fight, however, is far from over. His nomination has splintered the office. The morale of many senior deputies, particularly those who handle death penalty cases, has spiraled downward.
NEWS
October 5, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
In a blow to the struggling state public defender's office, a state watchdog commission recommended today that the office be abolished in favor of a more efficient agency to represent indigents. The Little Hoover Commission said the state's cost of representing indigents who appeal criminal convictions has tripled, to $32 million, in the last six years, and at the same time more and more convicts have no attorney.
NEWS
June 15, 1988 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A sweeping measure that would overhaul California's sentencing laws got its first public airing at a state legislative hearing Tuesday, but was referred for further study after its author said it was too costly to be considered this session. The bill, drafted by the California District Attorneys Assn.
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