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February 27, 1990 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge, acknowledging the complexity of the case, Monday postponed for almost nine months the trial of Manuel A. Noriega as attorneys for the ousted dictator prepared a defense that they said would probably include Noriega's taking the witness stand. "Our principal objective is to have everybody ready for trial in a fair manner," said U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler, setting the new trial date for Nov. 30. The trial had been scheduled to begin March 5.
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July 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Miami-Dade County's public school system, the nation's fourth largest, has achieved desegregation and no longer requires the court supervision imposed 31 years ago, a federal judge ruled. The remnants of discrimination in student, faculty and staff assignments have been eliminated under the 1970 order, U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas said. The district has 360,000 students; 54% are Latino, 32% are black and 12% are white.
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July 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Miami-Dade County's public school system, the nation's fourth largest, has achieved desegregation and no longer requires the court supervision imposed 31 years ago, a federal judge ruled. The remnants of discrimination in student, faculty and staff assignments have been eliminated under the 1970 order, U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas said. The district has 360,000 students; 54% are Latino, 32% are black and 12% are white.
BUSINESS
December 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
A judge dismissed Miami-Dade County's lawsuit against gun makers Monday, agreeing with the industry that the county has no standing because it has not suffered any direct injuries from guns. Mayor Alex Penelas said he will appeal. "This is not unlike what happened in the early stages of tobacco legislation," he said. "And we know where that stands now."
BUSINESS
December 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
A judge dismissed Miami-Dade County's lawsuit against gun makers Monday, agreeing with the industry that the county has no standing because it has not suffered any direct injuries from guns. Mayor Alex Penelas said he will appeal. "This is not unlike what happened in the early stages of tobacco legislation," he said. "And we know where that stands now."
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November 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
A federal judge Monday ordered Miami to provide two "safe zones" where homeless people can eat and sleep without being arrested. The ruling came in a 1988 lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which said police arrested homeless people to drive them from public view before such events as the Orange Bowl and Super Bowl drew tourists and national attention to the city. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the city's estimated 6,000 homeless people.
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July 26, 1988 | Times Wire Services
The House Judiciary Committee today approved 17 articles of impeachment against U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings of Miami and sent the historic bribery case to the full House. Hastings, 51, is the first federal judge to face impeachment after his acquittal in a criminal trial on the same charges, and he is the first black to face removal from federal office under the impeachment procedure. In Miami, Hastings said that those who voted against him "acted in blind ignorance.
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January 5, 1990 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Nearly two years after he challenged the United States to bring him to justice on drug charges, Manuel A. Noriega stood before a federal judge in a heavily guarded Miami courtroom Thursday, a defendant in the grasp of the U.S. legal system that he had scorned for so long. The deposed Panamanian dictator declared through his lawyers, on his first day in the United States, that the government has no legal jurisdiction to try him on drug-trafficking charges here. But U.S. District Judge William M.
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October 27, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for the Clinton Administration urged the Supreme Court Tuesday to lift a lower court order that bars the military from taking action against service personnel because of their sexual orientation. That order, handed down Sept. 30 by U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr. in Los Angeles, "broadly intrudes . . . into the day-to-day management and discipline of military personnel, a responsibility which is confided by the Constitution to the political branches" of government, U.S.
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May 13, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The White House, insisting that it must consider all available means to bring about the resignation of Panamanian strongman Manuel A. Noriega, Thursday defended its consideration of a deal that could involve dropping drug indictments pending against Noriega in Florida. "What this amounts to is a plea bargain," White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said. He declined to give specifics of the negotiations with Noriega and asserted that no agreement has been reached.
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November 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
A federal judge Monday ordered Miami to provide two "safe zones" where homeless people can eat and sleep without being arrested. The ruling came in a 1988 lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which said police arrested homeless people to drive them from public view before such events as the Orange Bowl and Super Bowl drew tourists and national attention to the city. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the city's estimated 6,000 homeless people.
NEWS
February 27, 1990 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge, acknowledging the complexity of the case, Monday postponed for almost nine months the trial of Manuel A. Noriega as attorneys for the ousted dictator prepared a defense that they said would probably include Noriega's taking the witness stand. "Our principal objective is to have everybody ready for trial in a fair manner," said U.S. District Judge William M. Hoeveler, setting the new trial date for Nov. 30. The trial had been scheduled to begin March 5.
NEWS
January 5, 1990 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Nearly two years after he challenged the United States to bring him to justice on drug charges, Manuel A. Noriega stood before a federal judge in a heavily guarded Miami courtroom Thursday, a defendant in the grasp of the U.S. legal system that he had scorned for so long. The deposed Panamanian dictator declared through his lawyers, on his first day in the United States, that the government has no legal jurisdiction to try him on drug-trafficking charges here. But U.S. District Judge William M.
NEWS
July 26, 1988 | Times Wire Services
The House Judiciary Committee today approved 17 articles of impeachment against U.S. District Judge Alcee L. Hastings of Miami and sent the historic bribery case to the full House. Hastings, 51, is the first federal judge to face impeachment after his acquittal in a criminal trial on the same charges, and he is the first black to face removal from federal office under the impeachment procedure. In Miami, Hastings said that those who voted against him "acted in blind ignorance.
NEWS
June 22, 1993 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the White House policy of blocking boatloads of fleeing Haitians from reaching U.S. shores, ruling that the President has broad powers to keep out undesired immigrants. The 8-1 ruling marked the fifth time in two years that the justices have acted to nullify legal challenges to the Coast Guard operation.
NEWS
February 25, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Supreme Court, deferring to the wishes of the Bush Administration, Monday rejected final legal appeals filed on behalf of thousands of Haitian refugees who had sought political asylum in the United States. Under the 8-1 order, the U.S. government may continue to send home more than two-thirds of the nearly 16,000 Haitians who have fled their troubled nation in open boats since September, when a military coup toppled democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
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