November 8, 1985
True to predictions, President Reagan named Los Angeles attorneys Dickran Tevrizian Jr., 45, and J. Spencer Letts, 50, to newly created federal judgeships in Los Angeles. The appointments to the U.S. District Court bench in the Central District are subject to Senate approval. Tevrizian, of Pasadena, is a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Letts, who lives in Rolling Hills, is with the law firm of Latham & Watkins.
November 7, 1985 |
President Reagan named four U.S. District Court judges today, two of them filling newly created seats in Central California. The California judges appointed by Reagan, subject to Senate approval, are Dickran Tevrizian Jr., 45, of Pasadena, a Los Angeles attorney once a partner in the firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg & Tunney, and J. Spencer Letts, 50, of Rolling Hills, counsel to the law firm of Latham & Watkins.
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December 22, 1994
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, the 27th to be convicted in a drug money skimming scandal, Wednesday was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years' probation by U.S. District Judge J. Spencer Letts. The former deputy, Edward D. Jamison, 45, of Chino, was found guilty of filing false income tax returns and structuring financial transactions to hide his illegal activities. The prosecutors, Assistant U.S. Attys. Mark A. Byrne and Steven M.
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June 11, 1996
A Los Angeles federal judge on Monday stayed a federal civil rights lawsuit against 13 members of a controversial Los Angeles Police Department unit while separate Ventura County charges are pending against the man suing the LAPD. In April, Venice civil rights attorney Stephen Yagman sued 13 members of the LAPD's Special Investigations Section, alleging that they tried to kill Robert Cunningham in June 1995 after they tailed him and watched as he robbed a liquor store in Newbury Park.
December 5, 1989
A federal judge in Santa Ana on Monday absolved the California Republican Central Committee of any liability stemming from a decision by local Republicans to station security guards at several polling places in Orange County on Election Day in November, 1988. U.S. District Judge J. Spencer Letts said it would require "piling inference on inference" to conclude that the committee was responsible for actions it knew nothing about until afterward.