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October 10, 1989 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
Walter L. Nixon whiles away the days in a minimum security jail in New Orleans, the only federal judge in prison and only the second in history to be convicted of a felony while serving on the bench. The Mississippi jurist still draws his $89,500-a-year government salary--totaling more than $300,000 since his 1984 conviction for perjury.
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July 11, 2012 | By David Zucchino
A federal judge on Wednesday left in place an injunction blocking a new law in Mississippi that could effectively shut down the state's only abortion clinic, located in Jackson, Miss. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended the injunction but did not say how long it would remain in effect. The law, passed by the Republican-led legislature in April and made effective July 1, requires anyone performing an abortion to be a certified obstetrician/gynecologist with admitting privileges at a local hospital.
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July 25, 1989 | From United Press International
Convicted U.S. District Judge Walter L. Nixon Jr. has been released from a minimum security prison and sent to a halfway house, 15 months into a five-year prison term for lying to a grand jury. Federal prison officials said that Nixon, who served on the federal bench in Mississippi, was transferred last week from Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle to Volunteers of America Community Correction Center in New Orleans.
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October 10, 1989 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
Walter L. Nixon whiles away the days in a minimum security jail in New Orleans, the only federal judge in prison and only the second in history to be convicted of a felony while serving on the bench. The Mississippi jurist still draws his $89,500-a-year government salary--totaling more than $300,000 since his 1984 conviction for perjury.
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July 11, 2012 | By David Zucchino
A federal judge on Wednesday left in place an injunction blocking a new law in Mississippi that could effectively shut down the state's only abortion clinic, located in Jackson, Miss. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended the injunction but did not say how long it would remain in effect. The law, passed by the Republican-led legislature in April and made effective July 1, requires anyone performing an abortion to be a certified obstetrician/gynecologist with admitting privileges at a local hospital.
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August 4, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and JACK NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was an ingenious, if untested, legal theory--hatched by four old law school friends searching for the "master stroke" that might finally beat the tobacco companies in court. For decades, the companies have been sued by smokers who alleged that cigarettes damaged their health, but the firms never had to pay a dime in damages. Their invincible defense: Smokers had exercised "personal choice" and assumed the risk of health dangers.
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July 25, 1989 | From United Press International
Convicted U.S. District Judge Walter L. Nixon Jr. has been released from a minimum security prison and sent to a halfway house, 15 months into a five-year prison term for lying to a grand jury. Federal prison officials said that Nixon, who served on the federal bench in Mississippi, was transferred last week from Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle to Volunteers of America Community Correction Center in New Orleans.
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