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April 8, 1990
We don't need 10 easy lessons to learn that murderers who are convicted of first-degree murder and who are sentenced by a jury to death in the gas chamber have more rights than their victims. Two lessons will teach us the above "truth." Lesson No. 1: A judge such as John T. Noonan of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has more say so than the jury that convicted Robert Alton Harris of first-degree murder. The jury spent hours, days and weeks listening to the trial evidence.
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June 3, 2009 | TIM RUTTEN
Over the last few weeks, Americans have been offered a stark choice on the subject of abortion. On the one hand, two speakers at the University of Notre Dame's commencement last month argued that it was possible to maintain a civil discourse on this difficult, divisive issue. John T.
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NEWS
May 9, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Federal appeals court Judge John T. Noonan, a pivotal and controversial figure in the Robert Alton Harris case, remained hospitalized Friday after suffering a heart attack. Noonan, 65, was admitted to the cardiac care unit of Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon after complaining of chest pains. A hospital spokeswoman said Friday that Noonan was in critical but stable condition and resting comfortably.
NEWS
May 9, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Federal appeals court Judge John T. Noonan, a pivotal and controversial figure in the Robert Alton Harris case, remained hospitalized Friday after suffering a heart attack. Noonan, 65, was admitted to the cardiac care unit of Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon after complaining of chest pains. A hospital spokeswoman said Friday that Noonan was in critical but stable condition and resting comfortably.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1985
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering the appointment of John T. Noonan to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Noonan is a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, who has authored a number of works on abortion, articulating such themes as the morality of abortion, natural law reasoning against the use of contraception, and deciding when life begins. He is a former director of Americans United for Life, and the behind-the-scenes architect of legislation to strip the lower courts of their right to hear cases on abortion.
NEWS
April 2, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris on Sunday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to allow more time for a federal appeals court in San Francisco to reconsider Harris' case and reject a bid by California officials to proceed with his execution on Tuesday. In a 30-page motion filed with the court late Sunday afternoon, Harris' lawyers said the justices should give "great deference" to the move by Judge John T. Noonan on Friday to indefinitely stay the execution.
NEWS
May 15, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two federal appeals judges raised doubts in a hearing Monday about key legal claims by Robert Alton Harris, while a third member of the panel who had blocked the condemned killer's execution issued an unusual attack on unnamed state lawyers for their public comments about the case. Harris, 37, was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of two San Diego teen-age boys in 1978.
OPINION
June 3, 2009 | TIM RUTTEN
Over the last few weeks, Americans have been offered a stark choice on the subject of abortion. On the one hand, two speakers at the University of Notre Dame's commencement last month argued that it was possible to maintain a civil discourse on this difficult, divisive issue. John T.
NEWS
October 14, 1985 | United Press International
Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) says he will try to hold up Senate confirmation of President Reagan's nomination of a conservative law professor and anti-abortionist to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. John T. Noonan Jr., 58, of the University of California at Berkeley, was described by Packwood Saturday night as "avid anti-choice and pro-right to life."
NEWS
April 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The federal appeals court that blocked the execution of condemned killer Robert Alton Harris granted Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp's request to speed up its normal schedule for the case, ordering today that oral arguments be given May 14 in his new appeal. Harris' lawyers, who normally would have 45 days for their first written arguments, must present them to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by April 13. There is no deadline for the court's ruling, however.
NEWS
May 15, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two federal appeals judges raised doubts in a hearing Monday about key legal claims by Robert Alton Harris, while a third member of the panel who had blocked the condemned killer's execution issued an unusual attack on unnamed state lawyers for their public comments about the case. Harris, 37, was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of two San Diego teen-age boys in 1978.
OPINION
April 8, 1990
We don't need 10 easy lessons to learn that murderers who are convicted of first-degree murder and who are sentenced by a jury to death in the gas chamber have more rights than their victims. Two lessons will teach us the above "truth." Lesson No. 1: A judge such as John T. Noonan of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has more say so than the jury that convicted Robert Alton Harris of first-degree murder. The jury spent hours, days and weeks listening to the trial evidence.
NEWS
April 2, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for convicted murderer Robert Alton Harris on Sunday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to allow more time for a federal appeals court in San Francisco to reconsider Harris' case and reject a bid by California officials to proceed with his execution on Tuesday. In a 30-page motion filed with the court late Sunday afternoon, Harris' lawyers said the justices should give "great deference" to the move by Judge John T. Noonan on Friday to indefinitely stay the execution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1985
The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering the appointment of John T. Noonan to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Noonan is a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley, who has authored a number of works on abortion, articulating such themes as the morality of abortion, natural law reasoning against the use of contraception, and deciding when life begins. He is a former director of Americans United for Life, and the behind-the-scenes architect of legislation to strip the lower courts of their right to hear cases on abortion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy
A federal appeals court Thursday upheld strict parole revocation rules approved by California voters in 2008, overturning a federal judge's decision. Senior Judge Lawrence K. Karlton of the U.S. District Court in Sacramento had previously issued an injunction against part of Proposition 9, known as the Victims' Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy's Law. He had said California was required to abide by a 2004 court- imposed consent decree mandating that the state provide legal counsel in all parole revocation hearings.
NEWS
June 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court ruled that illegal immigrants seeking to stay in the United States can't be disqualified simply because they used fake Social Security cards to work. In a 2-1 ruling issued Wednesday, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled a San Diego woman who came to the country illegally in 1968 was eligible to apply for legal residency under a 1986 amnesty, despite her conviction for using someone else's Social Security card.
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