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February 19, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
John A. Arguelles, 59, the only Democrat among the nominees, would be the second Latino to sit on the state Supreme Court and would join Justice Allen E. Broussard, who is black, as its only minority members. Gov. George Deukmejian had been under strong pressure to appoint a Latino to the court after the defeat of Justice Cruz Reynoso in last fall's elections. And Arguelles himself in the past has underscored the importance of Latinos serving in the state's judicial system.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992
The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday hired retired state Supreme Court Justice John A. Arguelles to investigate ways to reduce the county's litigation costs, which last year exceeded $50 million. Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who recommended hiring Arguelles, said the former justice will examine possible changes in state law to stop "the flood of frivolous lawsuits" costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1992
The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday hired retired state Supreme Court Justice John A. Arguelles to investigate ways to reduce the county's litigation costs, which last year exceeded $50 million. Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who recommended hiring Arguelles, said the former justice will examine possible changes in state law to stop "the flood of frivolous lawsuits" costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | SHERYL STOLBERG and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Not long after his commission embarked on its landmark investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department, Warren Christopher went on a "ride-along" with police officers. He asked for the Newton Division, a neighborhood he remembered from his days as vice chairman of the panel that investigated the Watts riots. What he saw that night surprised him. No longer was this part of South Los Angeles--one of the city's oldest black neighborhoods--predominantly black. It had become mostly Latino.
NEWS
March 15, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Judicial Appointments Commission will hold a confirmation hearing April 5 in Los Angeles on the nomination of Appellate Justice Joyce L. Kennard to the California Supreme Court, it was announced Tuesday. The commission's quick action opened the way for Kennard to take office less than four weeks after she was named by Gov. George Deukmejian to succeed Justice John A. Arguelles, who retired March 1.
NEWS
September 11, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Justice John A. Arguelles, who retired from the state Supreme Court last spring, will join a Los Angeles law firm in November, it was announced. Arguelles, 62 and a resident of Irvine, will become associated with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, working primarily out of the firm's Newport Center office in Newport Beach.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | The following are members of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, which was charged with investigating the LAPD in the wake of the police beating of Rodney G. King
Who: Warren Christopher, chairman. Position: Chairman, law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. Background: Deputy secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter, deputy attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson, vice chairman of the McCone Commission, which investigated the Watts riots. Active in Democratic politics. Who: John A. Arguelles, vice chairman. Position: With Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Newport Beach office. Background: Retired California Supreme Court justice.
NEWS
March 12, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
An influential State Bar commission has given top ratings to two of Gov. George Deukmejian's Supreme Court nominees and the second-highest rating to the third. The ratings of "extremely well-qualified" for Court of Appeal Justices Marcus M. Kaufman and David N. Eagleson, and "well-qualified" for Justice John A. Arguelles add weight to predictions that all three easily will win confirmation before the Commission on Judicial Appointments next week.
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | SHERYL STOLBERG and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Not long after his commission embarked on its landmark investigation of the Los Angeles Police Department, Warren Christopher went on a "ride-along" with police officers. He asked for the Newton Division, a neighborhood he remembered from his days as vice chairman of the panel that investigated the Watts riots. What he saw that night surprised him. No longer was this part of South Los Angeles--one of the city's oldest black neighborhoods--predominantly black. It had become mostly Latino.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Justice John A. Arguelles on Wednesday rejected speculation that judicial "burnout," caused by a burdensome caseload, prompted his unexpected retirement after only two years on the state Supreme Court. "I have neither burned out nor been frustrated," said Arguelles in his first public statements about his surprise retirement since he announced his decision in November. "The workload is heavy, but that comes with the territory, and I think all of the justices handle the caseload well."
NEWS
July 10, 1991 | The following are members of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, which was charged with investigating the LAPD in the wake of the police beating of Rodney G. King
Who: Warren Christopher, chairman. Position: Chairman, law firm of O'Melveny & Myers. Background: Deputy secretary of state under President Jimmy Carter, deputy attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson, vice chairman of the McCone Commission, which investigated the Watts riots. Active in Democratic politics. Who: John A. Arguelles, vice chairman. Position: With Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Newport Beach office. Background: Retired California Supreme Court justice.
NEWS
April 5, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Separate commissions set up by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Chief Daryl F. Gates to investigate the city Police Department were merged Thursday as the fierce political battle between the mayor and the chief escalated. The heads of the panels--former Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher and retired state Supreme Court Justice John Arguelles--said they were seeking to distance themselves from the clash as the Police Commission forced Gates to take a leave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
When retired Justice John A. Arguelles was on the state Supreme Court, he was known as a moderate and judicial centrist who cast decisive votes in some important cases that closely divided the court. Now Arguelles finds himself once again the man in the middle--but this time in a dispute more politically volatile than any he faced on the court. He has been named by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F.
NEWS
March 28, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sweeping program to restore confidence in a Police Department tarnished by the videotaped beating of Rodney G. King, Chief Daryl F. Gates announced Wednesday a 10-point plan to examine the causes of police misconduct and improve community relations. Gates said he has asked retired state Supreme Court Justice John Arguelles to chair a five-member panel that will examine incidents in which officers have used excessive force and recommend reforms of LAPD policies.
NEWS
September 11, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Justice John A. Arguelles, who retired from the state Supreme Court last spring, will join a Los Angeles law firm in November, it was announced. Arguelles, 62 and a resident of Irvine, will become associated with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, working primarily out of the firm's Newport Center office in Newport Beach.
NEWS
March 15, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Judicial Appointments Commission will hold a confirmation hearing April 5 in Los Angeles on the nomination of Appellate Justice Joyce L. Kennard to the California Supreme Court, it was announced Tuesday. The commission's quick action opened the way for Kennard to take office less than four weeks after she was named by Gov. George Deukmejian to succeed Justice John A. Arguelles, who retired March 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
When retired Justice John A. Arguelles was on the state Supreme Court, he was known as a moderate and judicial centrist who cast decisive votes in some important cases that closely divided the court. Now Arguelles finds himself once again the man in the middle--but this time in a dispute more politically volatile than any he faced on the court. He has been named by Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F.
NEWS
November 23, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
While Justice John A. Arguelles' announcement Monday that he will resign from the state Supreme Court came as a surprise, legal authorities said Tuesday that the court's heavy workload and other pressures may help to lead more justices to step down. "I would not be surprised to see other recent appointees of the court retire before the 1990 election," said Gerald F. Uelmen, law dean at Santa Clara University and author of a recent study of the court's massive backlog.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Justice John A. Arguelles on Wednesday rejected speculation that judicial "burnout," caused by a burdensome caseload, prompted his unexpected retirement after only two years on the state Supreme Court. "I have neither burned out nor been frustrated," said Arguelles in his first public statements about his surprise retirement since he announced his decision in November. "The workload is heavy, but that comes with the territory, and I think all of the justices handle the caseload well."
NEWS
November 23, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
While Justice John A. Arguelles' announcement Monday that he will resign from the state Supreme Court came as a surprise, legal authorities said Tuesday that the court's heavy workload and other pressures may help to lead more justices to step down. "I would not be surprised to see other recent appointees of the court retire before the 1990 election," said Gerald F. Uelmen, law dean at Santa Clara University and author of a recent study of the court's massive backlog.
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