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September 5, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A veteran state appeals court judge Friday formally denied charges by the state Commission on Judicial Performance that he had committed "willful misconduct" by writing a dissent saying that he would not adhere to a controversial California Supreme Court decision. Justice J. Anthony Kline of San Francisco also contended that his actions did not constitute conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, dereliction of duty or violation of the Code of Judicial Ethics.
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August 20, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
A state watchdog agency dismissed misconduct charges Thursday against Court of Appeal Justice J. Anthony Kline for failing to follow a precedent in a court dissent. "We recognize that appellate jurists deal with legal principles and ideas," said the order by the Commission on Judicial Performance, approved on an 8-1 vote with two abstentions.
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August 20, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
A state watchdog agency dismissed misconduct charges Thursday against Court of Appeal Justice J. Anthony Kline for failing to follow a precedent in a court dissent. "We recognize that appellate jurists deal with legal principles and ideas," said the order by the Commission on Judicial Performance, approved on an 8-1 vote with two abstentions.
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June 21, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Commission on Judicial Performance has decided to dismiss controversial charges against state appeals court Judge J. Anthony Kline, according to sources close to the commission. Last July, the commission announced that it had launched disciplinary proceedings against Kline because of a dissent he had written.
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July 17, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The American Bar Assn., the nation's largest lawyers organization, urged the California Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday to withdraw charges of "willful misconduct" that it filed this month against a veteran state appeals court judge.
NEWS
April 22, 1999 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A newly reconstituted state judicial watchdog panel--now dominated by Democrats--has taken the first step toward dismissing misconduct charges against an appeals court judge accused of flouting the law in a court dissent. California Court of Appeal Justice J. Anthony Kline, appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr., was charged last year with misconduct for writing in a dissent that he would not follow a controversial California Supreme Court ruling.
NEWS
June 21, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Commission on Judicial Performance has decided to dismiss controversial charges against state appeals court Judge J. Anthony Kline, according to sources close to the commission. Last July, the commission announced that it had launched disciplinary proceedings against Kline because of a dissent he had written.
NEWS
July 31, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A bill to curb the powers of the state's Commission on Judicial Performance has sailed through an Assembly committee--a move that both the commission and its opponents see as a reaction against its investigation of a well-known state appellate judge. The measure would sharply limit the commission's power to discipline a judge in cases like that faced by Justice J. Anthony Kline of San Francisco. The bill now appears to be on a fast track toward legislative approval, although Gov.
NEWS
October 2, 1998 | From Associated Press
Gov. Pete Wilson has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited a judge from being disciplined for a legally flawed or rebellious opinion. The bill by Assemblywoman Martha Escutia (D-Bell) was prompted by disciplinary charges against Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline of the 1st District Court of Appeal. Kline was former Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr.'s legal affairs advisor. In a dissenting opinion last December, Kline refused to follow a 1992 ruling by the state Supreme Court.
NEWS
July 26, 1985
When comic Robin Williams ripped into Rege brand wines during a videotaped comedy performance, the owner of Rege Cellars was not laughing. Instead, he sued, but a state Court of Appeal dismissed the suit, saying "figments of a comic's imagination" are protected by the First Amendment. David Rege accused Williams, Polygram Records Inc.
NEWS
April 22, 1999 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A newly reconstituted state judicial watchdog panel--now dominated by Democrats--has taken the first step toward dismissing misconduct charges against an appeals court judge accused of flouting the law in a court dissent. California Court of Appeal Justice J. Anthony Kline, appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr., was charged last year with misconduct for writing in a dissent that he would not follow a controversial California Supreme Court ruling.
NEWS
September 5, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A veteran state appeals court judge Friday formally denied charges by the state Commission on Judicial Performance that he had committed "willful misconduct" by writing a dissent saying that he would not adhere to a controversial California Supreme Court decision. Justice J. Anthony Kline of San Francisco also contended that his actions did not constitute conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice, dereliction of duty or violation of the Code of Judicial Ethics.
NEWS
July 31, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A bill to curb the powers of the state's Commission on Judicial Performance has sailed through an Assembly committee--a move that both the commission and its opponents see as a reaction against its investigation of a well-known state appellate judge. The measure would sharply limit the commission's power to discipline a judge in cases like that faced by Justice J. Anthony Kline of San Francisco. The bill now appears to be on a fast track toward legislative approval, although Gov.
NEWS
July 17, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The American Bar Assn., the nation's largest lawyers organization, urged the California Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday to withdraw charges of "willful misconduct" that it filed this month against a veteran state appeals court judge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1999
The California Commission on Judicial Performance struck a blow for judicial flexibility and freedom when it decided to dismiss a wrongheaded disciplinary case brought last year against state Court of Appeal Justice J. Anthony Kline of San Francisco. This was not necessarily a matter of sudden enlightenment. There have been new appointments to the commission by Gov. Gray Davis and the Democratic leaders of the Legislature.
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January 19, 1985 | Associated Press
A state appeals court has upheld a prison term of 25 years to life for a young man convicted of killing a 14-year-old girl and then displaying the body to classmates. Anthony Broussard, 20, pleaded guilty to murder in the course of rape or attempted rape and was sentenced in December, 1982, for the strangling death of Marcy Conrad, a fellow student at Milpitas High School.
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