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March 21, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruling on a key issue in the debate over Proposition 115, a judge Tuesday ordered state authorities to revise official ballot materials to say the sweeping anti-crime initiative could have a "major fiscal impact" if enacted by voters June 5. Superior Court Judge James T. Ford said he intended the word "impact" to apply not only to potential costs but to potential savings under the measure as well.
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March 21, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruling on a key issue in the debate over Proposition 115, a judge Tuesday ordered state authorities to revise official ballot materials to say the sweeping anti-crime initiative could have a "major fiscal impact" if enacted by voters June 5. Superior Court Judge James T. Ford said he intended the word "impact" to apply not only to potential costs but to potential savings under the measure as well.
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June 6, 1985
Paper work to allow four women prisoners to move to facilities where they can live with their babies must be expedited, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge James T. Ford ruled. Three of the women are expecting their babies next month. The fourth, Arlisa Gloster, who is in the California Institution for Women in Frontera, gave birth to a daughter last Friday.
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November 9, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge issued a temporary stay Friday that will keep the Wilson Administration from unilaterally imposing 5% pay cuts on state employees. Judge James T. Ford, ruling on a petition filed by lawyers for 4,800 California Highway Patrol officers and 1,800 state scientists, said the law appears to require Gov. Pete Wilson to get legislative approval before acting to cut the pay of the state workers. The Administration, which had declared an impasse with the California Assn.
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May 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge has prevented the state from imposing a new fee on glass beverage containers under California's recycling law. The fee was imposed by the state Division of Recycling on the makers of glass bottles, at the rate of a small fraction of a penny per bottle. It was to have gone into effect Monday. The division contended that the reason for the fee was that the price of recycled glass had fallen so low that it would no longer support the cost of collection and processing.
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August 27, 1998 | Associated Press
State Supt. of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin can't call herself a teacher on the November ballot, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Eastin's opponent on the Nov. 3 ballot, first-grade teacher Gloria Matta Tuchman of Santa Ana, contended in a suit that Eastin's experience as a community college instructor in the 1970s doesn't entitle her to call herself a teacher today. Judge James T.
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December 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
A Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit that claimed that lawmakers manipulated the budget of the Legislature's legal adviser to avoid the voter-approved cuts of Proposition 140. Judge James T. Ford said the Republican-backed lawsuit prompted concerns about involving the judiciary in the internal operations of the legislative branch of government. That is a potential breach of the separation of powers, he said. "This poses grave risks for the government of the state," Ford said.
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July 3, 1993 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California law designed to control the way organizations raise contributions to campaign for ballot initiatives was declared unconstitutional Friday by a Sacramento Superior Court judge. Ruling from the bench after a five-hour hearing, Judge James T. Ford held that the law written by Sen. Quentin Kopp (I-San Francisco) improperly restricted the initiative process and violated the free speech rights of organizations that sponsor initiatives.
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January 11, 1986 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
The station covering the second-largest television market in the state--the San Francisco Bay Area--announced Friday that it will not broadcast the California Lottery's "Big Spin" television show tonight. Whether the show will be broadcast in Los Angeles remained unanswered. The nine other stations in the statewide consortium that had contracted to broadcast the weekly, half-hour show--including one in San Diego--said they will air the program as scheduled at 7 p.m. today.
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October 25, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Superior Court judge Tuesday temporarily blocked the Orange County registrar of voters from issuing sample ballots for the Nov. 28 recall election that will decide the fate of Republican Assemblywoman Doris Allen. Judge James T. Ford prohibited the ballot distribution until 1:30 p.m. Thursday so he can hear allegations from the Orange County Democratic Party that Republicans orchestrated Democrat Laurie Campbell's candidacy.
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March 10, 1992 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Public relations and marketing consultant Helen Hernandez filed Monday for the June Democratic primary in the 30th Congressional District after a judge extended last Friday's filing deadline for her. Earlier, she had been ruled ineligible to file because she had been dropped from voter rolls in January. Hernandez, 44, became the 17th candidate on the primary ballot, including nine other Democrats, to fill the seat of longtime Democratic Rep. Edward R. Roybal of Los Angeles, who is retiring.
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