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July 9, 1993 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A convict with AIDS has died in prison as a judge belatedly considered an official state recommendation made last month to release the inmate so he could die at home with his family. Stanley Young Jr., 28, died Wednesday afternoon at the state prison hospice at Vacaville as Monterey County Superior Court Judge Harkjoon Paik tried to decide whether the convicted burglar and robber should be released.
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September 17, 1996 | From Associated Press
A Monterey County judge whose hard-line policy on drunken driving has stirred controversy since his election last year was charged with misconduct Monday by the state Commission on Judicial Performance. Municipal Judge Jose Angel Velasquez is accused of violating standards of judicial conduct with his sentencing practices in misdemeanor drunken driving cases, the commission said.
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July 13, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The state Commission on Judicial Performance announced Tuesday that it will hold a public hearing into charges of serious misconduct against a Kings County judge--the first such hearing since voters passed a 1988 initiative designed to strip the veil of secrecy from these proceedings. The commission has been heavily criticized in recent months for failing to hold open hearings and for meting out lenient discipline.
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August 17, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Kings County judge was accused of serious misconduct Tuesday on the opening day of the first public judicial disciplinary proceeding against a state judge since California voters passed a 1988 initiative designed to strip the veil of secrecy from such proceedings. Deputy Atty. Gen. Raymond L. Brosterhous II, representing the state Commission on Judicial Performance, asserted that Corcoran Municipal Judge Glenda K.
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September 17, 1996 | From Associated Press
A Monterey County judge whose hard-line policy on drunken driving has stirred controversy since his election last year was charged with misconduct Monday by the state Commission on Judicial Performance. Municipal Judge Jose Angel Velasquez is accused of violating standards of judicial conduct with his sentencing practices in misdemeanor drunken driving cases, the commission said.
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April 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge threw out a lawsuit Friday by state Board of Equalization member William Bennett that sought to halt the refund of $110,000 in taxes on purchases made overseas by California travelers. Sacramento Superior Court Judge William Ridgeway ruled that Bennett's suit was invalid under case law that prohibits a member of a state board from suing the board to which he belongs. Bennett said he would refile his suit using a name other than his own.
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July 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A respiratory infection caused a two-day delay in the retrial of U.S. District Judge Robert Aguilar on corruption charges. The trial judge, U.S. District Judge Louis Bechtle, granted the delay after ordering an examination of Aguilar, 59, by a doctor other than his own. Aguilar was charged in 1989 with eight counts of using his judicial office to influence other judges in handling cases involving Aguilar's friends.
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February 20, 1992 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for logging interests, a Superior Court judge threw out emergency administrative rules Wednesday that gave the Board of Forestry broad authority to restrict harvesting on the state's 7.1 million acres of private timberlands. Deciding a case brought by several lumber companies, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Joe S. Gray held the regulations to be invalid because the board had failed to prove the existence of an "emergency" in the forest. "The facts . . .
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August 17, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Kings County judge was accused of serious misconduct Tuesday on the opening day of the first public judicial disciplinary proceeding against a state judge since California voters passed a 1988 initiative designed to strip the veil of secrecy from such proceedings. Deputy Atty. Gen. Raymond L. Brosterhous II, representing the state Commission on Judicial Performance, asserted that Corcoran Municipal Judge Glenda K.
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August 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Butte County judge contends he has no conflict of interest even though his wife is half owner of an alcohol-awareness school to which he sentences convicted drunk drivers. About 500 convicted drivers annually pay up to $845 to attend the Prevention Education Program Inc., the only school of its kind in the rural Northern California county. Court officials estimate that North Butte County Municipal Judge Darrell W.
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July 13, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The state Commission on Judicial Performance announced Tuesday that it will hold a public hearing into charges of serious misconduct against a Kings County judge--the first such hearing since voters passed a 1988 initiative designed to strip the veil of secrecy from these proceedings. The commission has been heavily criticized in recent months for failing to hold open hearings and for meting out lenient discipline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1993 | JOHN HURST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A convict with AIDS has died in prison as a judge belatedly considered an official state recommendation made last month to release the inmate so he could die at home with his family. Stanley Young Jr., 28, died Wednesday afternoon at the state prison hospice at Vacaville as Monterey County Superior Court Judge Harkjoon Paik tried to decide whether the convicted burglar and robber should be released.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A judge Wednesday refused a request by state officials to bar a San Jose school district from showing the Channel One television news program and its commercials--but ordered new steps to assure students they are not required to watch. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Jeremy Fogel said students must be given written notice that the program is voluntary and an opportunity to read or or to pursue some other supervised alternative to viewing the show.
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February 20, 1992 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for logging interests, a Superior Court judge threw out emergency administrative rules Wednesday that gave the Board of Forestry broad authority to restrict harvesting on the state's 7.1 million acres of private timberlands. Deciding a case brought by several lumber companies, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Joe S. Gray held the regulations to be invalid because the board had failed to prove the existence of an "emergency" in the forest. "The facts . . .
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April 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Superior Court judge who generated widespread attention and was targeted by an assassin for ordering birth control as a term of probation has removed himself from the case. Judge Howard Broadman ordered Darlene Johnson to get a surgically implanted birth-control device called Norplant as a condition of her probation in a child abuse case. "Due to the local, national, . . .
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March 9, 1991 | Associated Press
Only two days after a bullet whizzed past his head, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Howard Broadman sued the man accused of shooting at him. Broadman's attorney, Lloyd Hicks, filed suit a civil suit Wednesday against Harry Raymond Bodine. Hicks said Thursday that the judge wants compensation for mental, physical and nervous pain he suffered Monday when a bullet fired in his courtroom narrowly missed his head.
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December 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Mendocino County's first Municipal judge is a lawyer who freely admitted that he had smoked marijuana in the past. But then so did the other two finalists for the $82,000-a-year judicial post in the Northern California county renowned for growing pot. "I think that the experience will make better judges of them," said Mendocino County Supervisor Norman de Vall. "I think it brings a sense of reality into the courtroom."
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January 11, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he believes an admitted child abuser gave "knowing and voluntary consent" to his unusual sentence, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Howard Broadman refused Thursday to lift his order that the woman submit to a surgically implanted birth control device. Defense attorney Charles Rothbaum of Visalia said he will appeal Broadman's ruling, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union. Broadman's Jan.
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January 11, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he believes an admitted child abuser gave "knowing and voluntary consent" to his unusual sentence, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Howard Broadman refused Thursday to lift his order that the woman submit to a surgically implanted birth control device. Defense attorney Charles Rothbaum of Visalia said he will appeal Broadman's ruling, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union. Broadman's Jan.
NEWS
January 10, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his five years on the bench, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Howard R. Broadman has raised eyebrows by ordering convicts to learn to read, donate their cars to charity or wear T-shirts proclaiming their guilt.
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