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September 23, 2000 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph A. Ball, one of the country's most respected trial lawyers who was probably best known for his role as senior counsel on the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach. He was 97. Ball, a longtime resident of Long Beach, had a courtroom career stretching more than half a century. During that time he defended such notorious clients as Watergate figure John D.
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September 23, 2000 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joseph A. Ball, one of the country's most respected trial lawyers who was probably best known for his role as senior counsel on the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach. He was 97. Ball, a longtime resident of Long Beach, had a courtroom career stretching more than half a century. During that time he defended such notorious clients as Watergate figure John D.
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May 27, 1985 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
This isn't Burger King. We don't do it your way here. --Judge Manuel L. Real's favorite saying. The courtroom confrontation took place more than 30 years ago, but the most controversial federal judge in Los Angeles remembers it today as an early lesson in judicial style. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, then a young prosecutor, had decided that his only chance of winning a conviction before an unsympathetic judge was to demand a jury trial. But U.S. District Judge Pierson M.
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July 30, 1992
A longtime Long Beach lawyer who spent a year in Dallas investigating the assassination of John F. Kennedy for the Warren Commission will discuss his findings, Oliver Stone's movie "JFK" and the alleged conspiracy surrounding the President's death today in the Queen Mary Grand Salon. Joseph A. Ball, a civil and criminal lawyer, will address about 400 members of the California Coordinating Council of the American Inns of Court, a group of lawyers and judges, at a dinner meeting beginning at 6 p.
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December 17, 1993
In response to "30 Years After J.F.K.'s Death, Conspiracy Talk Lives On," Nov. 21: On Jan. 2, 1964, I reported for duty as assistant counsel to the Warren Commission. J. Lee Rankin, general counsel to the commission, advised me that David Belin and I had been assigned the task of determining the identity of the assassin of President John F. Kennedy. About 10,000 pieces of paper were then rolled into my office; the written reports of various investigative agencies, such as the FBI, Dallas Police, Dallas Sheriff's, CIA. During the first month of the investigation, we classified the information found in the reports by means of a card index system.
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October 21, 1986 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
In a major challenge to the power of the nation's appellate courts, the chief federal judge of Los Angeles has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ordered him off a criminal case to preserve "the appearance of justice." Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, ordered off a criminal fraud case against Sears, Roebuck & Co. by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, called his removal "a threat to the independence of federal trial judges."
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October 20, 1985 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
This audience will be shivering in sequins--or witchy garb--Halloween Night at the Sheraton Premiere. The U.S. Committee for UNICEF and the Jeffrey Sudikoffs are cordially inviting a crowd ($100 per ticket) for the 1985 Halloween Broadcast and the fourth annual live radio drama (performed on the air before a live audience) benefit for UNICEF. Because of the African crisis, this broadcast promises to reflect the urgency of UNICEF's work.
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May 28, 1985 | TOM GORMAN
The other day, Gompers High School junior Rachel Somerville won a first-place prize at the 36th International Science and Engineering Fair in Shreveport, La. Her project: "Microfossil Shape Analysis Using Laser Shadow Contouring." We don't know what that means, so instead let's look at some science fair projects displayed at Miller Elementary School in Escondido. Like, "Will aspirin added to water prolong the life of cut flowers?" No, concluded Brian Peeples.
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February 24, 1985 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
A corporation is a "reflection of the man at the helm," and that was why "ROA" (as Robert O. Anderson, chairman of Atlantic Richfield, is known to friends and employees) got a big black-tie thank you from prominent Long Beach residents interested in the aged at the Hyatt Regency. U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.
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March 26, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Benjamin Hayes rode into the pueblo on a mule Feb. 2, 1850, carrying a shotgun and a Bowie knife for protection. Later that year, he became the first county attorney. In two years, he was elected district judge, traveling by horseback and carriage throughout Southern California to administer justice, according to historian W.W. Robinson in his 1959 book "Lawyers of Los Angeles."
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September 27, 1987 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
The leading law firms of the Los Angeles legal community, which enjoyed a clubby, well-ordered serenity for decades, are facing the greatest period of crisis and challenge in their 100-year history. Los Angeles, the gateway to the trade markets of the Pacific Rim, has become one of the world's emerging financial centers and a boom town for the major U.S. law firms.
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