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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1994
Judge Lance Ito is upset about a media gone wild and at the same time he releases "secret" transcriptions of a closed-door meeting that he had to know would stir up the media some more (Oct. 22). Again, hypocrisy has won out! SIDNEY KAMPF Ventura What?! Prosecutor Marcia Clark wishes prospective jurors could be given a lie detector test to keep those with bias off the O.J. Simpson trial? I say let's give Simpson the lie detector test. PATTI GARRITY Manhattan Beach With regard to Simpson's trial, has either side seriously considered the option of waiving a jury, and letting a judge try the case; either Judge Ito or another, acceptable to both sides?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2008 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court found Monday that a San Quentin inmate was wrongly sentenced to death in 1982 for murder because Los Angeles district attorneys -- including current Superior Court Judges Lance A. Ito and Frederick Horn -- withheld a confession to the killing by their star witness. Adam Miranda was convicted in 1982 of the murder of Gary Black at a Los Angeles mini-mart.
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NEWS
July 23, 1994 | ANDREA FORD and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Speaking in a firm, assertive voice, O.J. Simpson proclaimed he was "absolutely, 100% not guilty" Friday as he was arraigned for the second time in five weeks on charges that he murdered his ex-wife and a young Brentwood waiter. Friday's hearing featured a more forceful and engaged Simpson than in previous court appearances. He consulted with his lawyers throughout the brief session and stood ramrod straight when the charges against him were read.
NEWS
May 15, 1997
Re "Starting Over" (May 14): In her book, Marcia Clark criticizes Judge Lance Ito for falling victim to his celebrity role, but the judge remains the only prominent figure from the O. J. Simpson courtroom, including Clark herself, who has not capitalized on his or her status by releasing a book and appearing on "Larry King Live." HERSHEL REMER Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1994 | JOHN K.C. MAH, John K.C. Mah is president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Assn.
Before I started law school in 1972, my contact with the judicial system was very limited. As an immigrant and the son of immigrants, I did not know any lawyers or judges. My first contact with the court system took place in late 1970 in a small-claims case in Stockton. I had been rear-ended at an intersection by a white middle-aged driver. I was not hurt and my car sustained minor damage. At that time I was a naive 20-year-old college student.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1995
Judge Lance Ito should be publicly commended for sequestering the Simpson jury and shielding it from the news. Now, what can he do for the rest of us? BENNETT J. MINTZ Chatsworth
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1995
I say: Free the jury. Sequester the media, Judge Lance Ito and the lawyers. This travesty of justice would end in a hurry. E. VERONICA DONOVAN Los Angeles
NEWS
May 15, 1997
Re "Starting Over" (May 14): In her book, Marcia Clark criticizes Judge Lance Ito for falling victim to his celebrity role, but the judge remains the only prominent figure from the O. J. Simpson courtroom, including Clark herself, who has not capitalized on his or her status by releasing a book and appearing on "Larry King Live." HERSHEL REMER Los Angeles
SPORTS
June 21, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
The talk-show host and dilettante Dick Cavett is quoted in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly: "If [O.J. Simpson] is acquitted, I will renounce my citizenship. And if I converse with him at a cocktail party, I will say, 'Well, there are so many people here who haven't murdered anyone, I think I'll go talk to them.' " The actress and stand-up comic Rosie O'Donnell said to Tom Snyder on his after-midnight television program Monday night: "I believe if O.J. Simpson was not O.J.
OPINION
April 30, 1995
Re "Transfer of Deputies Provokes Boycott by 13 Simpson Jurors," April 22: Could it be the Simpson jurors are trying to tell us with their dramatic actions that, in spite of what all the experts seem to think, they are not torn apart by racial strife and are fully capable of making intelligent decisions as a group? DICK ADLER Venice Everyone understands that the Simpson jurors are tired of sequestration and the boredom of endless days when the court is not in session, but I think the court and the attorneys overlook the fact that these jurors have grown up with television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1995
It's time for Judge Lance Ito to stop trying to be Mr. Goodbench. DWIGHT CATES Ventura
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1995
I say: Free the jury. Sequester the media, Judge Lance Ito and the lawyers. This travesty of justice would end in a hurry. E. VERONICA DONOVAN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1995
Re "Officials Hold Rally for LAPD," March 22: I think all of us need to get back to basics . . . it is wrong for the Los Angeles mayor and chief of police to react to public pressures in the media by suggesting procedural changes in the O.J. Simpson case courtroom, whether by defense attorneys or prosecution attorneys. Judge Lance Ito presides in the courtroom--not the mayor, not the chief of police. Judge Ito decides the evidence presented in the courtroom and to the jury. Obviously all witnesses undergo scrutiny, including those witnesses who work for the Los Angeles Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1995
Prominent Deputy Dist. Atty. Chris Darden takes on a maid with a fourth-grade education, who speaks limited English and succeeds in confusing and humiliating her (March 3-4). The legal profession sinks to a new low. SANDRA TALLEY Los Angeles Sorry, Johnnie Cochran (March 5), but it's preposterous for us to believe that you would not have complete information on a key witness, Rosa Lopez, whom you mentioned in your opening arguments; especially from (private investigator)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1995
On Feb. 12, I witnessed the shortest and one of the most expensive parades for the greatest show on earth. There was the grand marshal (O.J. Simpson), leading the ring master (Judge Lance Ito) and his clowns (the lawyers) down the streets of L.A. In a change of character, one of the largest security forces in history roped off the animals (the media) to protect the caged people (the jury) from being exhibited. What a circus it was. CHARLES F. MADARIS Santa Ana At least twice a day, every day court is in session, the judge admonishes the jury not to discuss the matter with each other until the entire case has been presented to them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1995
Judge Lance Ito should be publicly commended for sequestering the Simpson jury and shielding it from the news. Now, what can he do for the rest of us? BENNETT J. MINTZ Chatsworth
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