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September 9, 1993 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a novel use of judicial power, the Nevada Supreme Court has ordered all courts in the state closed for a day in October and every judge--from the chief justice to juvenile court referees--to attend a seminar on domestic violence. Citing near epidemic rates of violence against women nationally--and concerns that Nevada's domestic violence problems may exceed other states--Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Rose on Tuesday handed down the order, which will affect about 150 judges and cost $28,000.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge who is under investigation for repeated sick calls last year while apparently registered part of the time as a student at a Caribbean medical school is off work again. Judge Patrick B. Murphy left the bench at the Metropolitan courthouse near downtown in early June, saying that he was too sick to work and would not be returning, according to court officials. Presiding Judge Victor E.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge who is under investigation for repeated sick calls last year while apparently registered part of the time as a student at a Caribbean medical school is off work again. Judge Patrick B. Murphy left the bench at the Metropolitan courthouse near downtown in early June, saying that he was too sick to work and would not be returning, according to court officials. Presiding Judge Victor E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1999 | MATT SURMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Middle school student Stephen Shaw dropped terms like "photobacterium phosphoreum" and "photovoltaic diode" as if they were any other words you might hear in the school lunchroom. Huh? It's simple, really. Shaw, a student at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks, was merely trying to calculate the solar energy he could get from a sea-dwelling bacterium's bioluminescence, the natural light the tiny creature exudes. Ah, yes, simple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1990 | BRUCE FEIN and EDWIN MEESE III, Bruce Fein, a constitutional lawyer in Washington, served as associate attorney general from 1981-82. Former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III is a distinguished fellow of the Heritage Foundation.
The enduring legacy of any attorney general of the United States stems from the use of the office as a bully pulpit to shape the course of the law and legal policy. Thoughtful speeches, court advocacy and creation of study commissions are all central to long-term success. During the second term of the Reagan Administration, for instance, the attorney general sparked nationwide debate over whether judicial interpretation of the Constitution and laws should be confined by their texts and purposes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles school district and its teachers union squared off before a judge Tuesday, exchanging accusations of bad-faith bargaining during the contract battle that may lead to a February strike. The stakes are high: A favorable ruling for United Teachers-Los Angeles could force the district to refund all or part of a 12% pay cut during the time period that bad-faith bargaining occurred.
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June 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
Mike Tyson says he has grown up enough in prison to know he should have walked a beauty contestant downstairs from his hotel room, but still staunchly denies raping her. The judge who listened to the former boxing champ plead for a reduced sentence Monday said he showed signs of rehabilitation, but sent Tyson back to prison anyway. "I should have been more polite," he told Marion Superior Court Judge Patricia J. Gifford near the close of the three-hour hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1999 | MATT SURMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Middle school student Stephen Shaw dropped terms like "photobacterium phosphoreum" and "photovoltaic diode" as if they were any other words you might hear in the school lunchroom. Huh? It's simple, really. Shaw, a student at Colina Middle School in Thousand Oaks, was merely trying to calculate the solar energy he could get from a sea-dwelling bacterium's bioluminescence, the natural light the tiny creature exudes. Ah, yes, simple.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993
"Maligned Judges Bear Reform Burden" (July 25) and other recent articles on workers' compensation judges do not recognize the vast majority of very hard working professional employees. If warranted, action should be taken after the completion of the current investigation regarding the personnel involved. Any applicable rules regarding conflict of interest, including the Judicial Canons of Ethics, should also be enforced. Yet, recognition needs to be afforded to the majority of judges who are working appropriately on very heavy caseloads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge's sexist comments in a divorce case underscore the need for a newly formed committee to educate local judges and attorneys that gender bias has no place in the courtroom, lawyers and leaders of women's groups said Thursday. Retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Ragnar R. Engebretsen was overruled in a 1988 divorce case Tuesday by a state appellate court, which criticized the judge for comparing a woman to a cow and saying she "had nothing going for her except her looks."
SPORTS
June 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
Mike Tyson says he has grown up enough in prison to know he should have walked a beauty contestant downstairs from his hotel room, but still staunchly denies raping her. The judge who listened to the former boxing champ plead for a reduced sentence Monday said he showed signs of rehabilitation, but sent Tyson back to prison anyway. "I should have been more polite," he told Marion Superior Court Judge Patricia J. Gifford near the close of the three-hour hearing.
NEWS
September 9, 1993 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a novel use of judicial power, the Nevada Supreme Court has ordered all courts in the state closed for a day in October and every judge--from the chief justice to juvenile court referees--to attend a seminar on domestic violence. Citing near epidemic rates of violence against women nationally--and concerns that Nevada's domestic violence problems may exceed other states--Supreme Court Justice Robert E. Rose on Tuesday handed down the order, which will affect about 150 judges and cost $28,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles school district and its teachers union squared off before a judge Tuesday, exchanging accusations of bad-faith bargaining during the contract battle that may lead to a February strike. The stakes are high: A favorable ruling for United Teachers-Los Angeles could force the district to refund all or part of a 12% pay cut during the time period that bad-faith bargaining occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1990 | BRUCE FEIN and EDWIN MEESE III, Bruce Fein, a constitutional lawyer in Washington, served as associate attorney general from 1981-82. Former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III is a distinguished fellow of the Heritage Foundation.
The enduring legacy of any attorney general of the United States stems from the use of the office as a bully pulpit to shape the course of the law and legal policy. Thoughtful speeches, court advocacy and creation of study commissions are all central to long-term success. During the second term of the Reagan Administration, for instance, the attorney general sparked nationwide debate over whether judicial interpretation of the Constitution and laws should be confined by their texts and purposes.
NEWS
January 9, 1985 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
After proving during the last two years that tight budgets, big spending increases for schools and tough positions on crime can be good politics, Republican Gov. George Deukmejian started off the third year of his Administration on Tuesday promising more of the same. Democrats, who in the past have bitterly opposed the governor on many key issues, appear to have reached the conclusion that what plays well for Deukmejian with the public may also play well for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1986 | Dave Gatley
Alis McCurdy, 56, maintains a distant but good relationship with her three full-grown, successful children. She is an ice skating and tennis activist, and donates huge amounts of unpaid time to the kids pursuing these sports. In addition to her tennis job and environmental protection work, she also co-chairs the annual Leukemia Society Ice Spectacular fund-raiser . I was born in Philadelphia and I have an identical twin.
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