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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1991
Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday appointed a Los Angeles federal prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Atty. Joyce A. Karlin, to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Karlin was a co-prosecutor in the trial of former federal drug agent Darnell Garcia, recently convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering. As such, she played a major role in a massive investigation into the worst scandal in the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Last Monday, Garcia was sentenced to 80 years in prison.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1997 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joyce A. Karlin, the judge whose light sentencing of a Korean-born grocer in the 1991 shooting of a 15-year-old black girl inflamed already simmering racial tensions in Los Angeles, said Monday that she was resigning from the bench. In a written statement, Karlin, 46, now a judge in Juvenile Dependency Court, said she was ending her seven-year judicial career to spend more time with her family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1992
A man protesting against Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin over her controversial sentencing of a Korean grocer who shot and killed a black teen-ager was removed from a courtroom Friday as the judge participated in a court ceremony in downtown Los Angeles. William (Tut) Hayes was escorted from a courtroom as Karlin and 13 other judges took part in an enrobing ceremony for new Superior Court judges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The state Supreme Court, ending a divisive, racially charged legal battle, on Thursday let stand Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin's decision granting probation to a Korean-born grocer in the videotaped fatal shooting of a black teen-ager. In a brief order, the court refused to review an appellate ruling upholding the sentence issued by Karlin in November. The justices turned down an appeal by Los Angeles Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1992
A third challenger for the seat of Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin has announced his candidacy. Bob Henry, 43, a deputy state attorney general who has practiced law in California since 1974, filed a declaration of intent Wednesday to run against Karlin. Henry is a resident of the San Gabriel Valley and ran for a congressional seat in 1978 and an Assembly seat two years later. Both bids were unsuccessful. Karlin, a former federal prosecutor who was appointed to the bench last summer by Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1992
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Thursday lifted a restraining order that had prohibited demonstrations outside the home of the jurist who sentenced a Korean-born grocer to probation in the killing of a black teen-ager. Judge Stephen O'Neil rejected arguments that critics of the sentence given to Soon Ja Du, 51, in the death of Latasha Harlins, 15, planned to gather at the residence of Judge Joyce A. Karlin solely to harass her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recall papers have been served on Joyce A. Karlin, the judge who sentenced a Korean-born grocer to five years probation for killing a black girl, and on the presiding judge of the court, who refused demands that Karlin be removed from the criminal bench.
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November 16, 1991 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joyce A. Karlin, the judge who handed down the controversial sentence in the killing of a black teen-ager, was described by former colleagues as a tough, self-assured former prosecutor who is not afraid to take an unpopular stand. "I can't think of anybody who is more bulletproof," said James P. Walsh Jr., who was Karlin's boss several years ago in the narcotics section of the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles.
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January 13, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Activists added 20,000 signatures of support Sunday to efforts to send to jail a Korean-born grocer convicted of killing a Los Angeles teen-ager. The support was in the form of almost 20,000 signature cards displayed Sunday at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles and gathered throughout the city by the Committee for Justice, a group of 20 volunteers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South-Central Los Angeles activists Saturday demanded that the U.S. Justice Department and state Commission on Judicial Performance independently investigate the shooting death of teen-ager Latasha Harlins and the Superior Court judge who sentenced her killer to five years probation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a season of political conflict for Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin, leaders of a recall campaign against the judge have failed to gather enough signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. Compton Councilwoman Patricia Moore, the chief proponent of the recall effort, said she decided against submitting the petitions to county officials after she discovered that the group had fallen short by 50,000 of the required 304,000 valid signatures.
NEWS
June 19, 1992 | GAILE ROBINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many people have made changes in their appearance, but not everyone acknowledges make-overs or even admits to a close encounter with an image consultant. And, of course, some have self-helped themselves into political correctness. Sometimes a small change--such as the cut of a jacket--can make all the difference. At other times, candidates use cosmetic surgeons to carve a new image. Consider these cases.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | PETER H. KING
Somehow, that front page photo last week of John Seymour hugging Bruce Herschensohn reminded me of the Titanic, and the men who huddled together on deck as the lifeboats pulled away. "We're in this together now, John." "Yes, Bruce, I know. See you on . . . the other side." The boys have drawn rough duty. Seymour's opponent, Dianne Feinstein, appears in top form.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Los Angeles County's black community, the hard-fought campaign to push Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin out of office could have been a watershed, a realization of a long-held dream to translate anger over perceived racial injustice into action at the polls.
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June 3, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner--struggling for his political survival after a bruising primary campaign--lagged behind his former chief deputy and was headed for a November runoff, while Tuesday election returns also showed controversial Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin hovering near the margin needed to win her race outright. With most of the votes counted, a somber Reiner conceded that Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not since Rose Bird has a sitting judge aroused such ire. Joyce A. Karlin, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge with just nine months on the bench, is in the final stretch of the most closely watched local judicial election since former California Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird and two associate justices were dumped in 1986.
NEWS
April 22, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appeals court on Tuesday upheld Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin's controversial sentence of probation for a Korean-born grocer convicted of killing a black girl--a ruling that carries fresh political implications for both the embattled judge and Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner. In a 26-page opinion, the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected claims by Reiner that the sentence given grocer Soon Ja Du was illegal and that Karlin had abused her discretion in issuing it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recall effort against embattled Judge Joyce A. Karlin crept into the 2nd Supervisorial District race Friday, with Yvonne Brathwaite Burke airing a radio commercial attacking rival Diane Watson for hiring a political consultant who works for Karlin's husband. "The mudslinging has started," Watson said. She added that she was unaware that her consultant, Harvey Englander, worked for Karlin's husband, Bill Fahey, a candidate for Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A leading black challenger to embattled Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin has been found unqualified by a Los Angeles County lawyers group, while Karlin was given a rating of "qualified"--a notch down from the "well qualified" label that the panel often bestows on judicial incumbents. The ratings, issued by the Los Angeles County Bar Assn.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state judicial probe into the conduct of Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin--who sparked an uproar when she sentenced a Korean-born grocer to probation in the killing of a black girl--has concluded, apparently clearing the judge of any wrongdoing. In a terse, one-page statement released Friday, the state Commission on Judicial Performance said it had closed its investigation into complaints about Karlin, but would not disclose the outcome.
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