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August 24, 1995 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry L. Nichols said Wednesday that the federal judge assigned to preside over his trial has an "actual, personal bias against me" and should be removed from the case because of his extensive contact with victims of the explosion. In an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court here, Nichols also embraced the position of attorneys for co-defendant Timothy J.
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August 13, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richard P. Matsch, the judge who presided over the Oklahoma City bombing trials, has been assigned the civil lawsuit filed against Kobe Bryant. Matsch, 74, appointed to the bench by President Nixon 30 years ago, is known for running a tight courtroom. He was selected for the case by the random system used in Denver federal court. He has presided over several high-profile cases, none more renowned than the trials of Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L.
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August 13, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Richard P. Matsch, the judge who presided over the Oklahoma City bombing trials, has been assigned the civil lawsuit filed against Kobe Bryant. Matsch, 74, appointed to the bench by President Nixon 30 years ago, is known for running a tight courtroom. He was selected for the case by the random system used in Denver federal court. He has presided over several high-profile cases, none more renowned than the trials of Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L.
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October 26, 1996 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The judge in the Oklahoma City bombing case ordered separate trials Friday for Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols, basing his decision on a critical piece of government evidence against the two former Army buddies in the worst terrorist attack ever in the nation. U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch said it would be unfair to McVeigh to try the defendants together because the jury in a joint trial would hear about statements Nichols made that deeply implicate McVeigh.
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September 9, 1995 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a remarkable move that unites the prosecution and the defense in the Oklahoma City bombing case, the government announced Friday that it wants all eight federal judges here barred from hearing the trial. The unusual twist in legal maneuvering is likely to force U.S. District Judge Wayne E. Alley either to recuse himself and his fellow judges from the case--as he can do as the judge who is hearing the case--or to ask the 10th Judicial Circuit in Denver to appoint a judge to decide the matter.
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October 26, 1996 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The judge in the Oklahoma City bombing case ordered separate trials Friday for Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols, basing his decision on a critical piece of government evidence against the two former Army buddies in the worst terrorist attack ever in the nation. U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch said it would be unfair to McVeigh to try the defendants together because the jury in a joint trial would hear about statements Nichols made that deeply implicate McVeigh.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
TUCSON -- Abortion providers have filed suit against Arizona to block a new rule that limits the use of medications to induce abortions. The rule is part of state-mandated abortion regulations that are scheduled to take effect April 1. On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood of Arizona and the Tucson's Women's Center announced they had filed a lawsuit challenging the new rule. The groups claim the rule is unconstitutional. Restrictions on similar medication-induced abortions have been enacted in other states and made their way through the courts with mixed results.
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March 28, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
It's not often these days that we see some sanity in death-penalty cases, but judges in Oklahoma and Texas ruled Wednesday and Thursday that condemned prisoners in those states have a right to know what exactly they are going to be killed with. This will likely inflame death-penalty advocates, but these are good, constitutional decisions. The issue centers on the source of drugs to be used in executions. As the United States becomes more isolated from the world in its embrace of the death penalty, it has become harder for states to procure the drugs used in the different combinations to kill people.
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September 3, 1995 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Senior Justice Department officials are considering taking the unusual step of joining with defense attorneys in the Oklahoma City bombing case and asking that a federal judge be removed from presiding over the trial, sources close to the talks said Saturday. Citing "an abundance of caution," the Justice officials are weighing whether it would be prudent to ask that Judge Wayne E.
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September 15, 1995 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a blow to both the prosecution and defense, a federal judge refused to step down Thursday in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspects Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols. U.S. District Judge Wayne E. Alley also ordered the trial to begin May 17 at the federal courthouse in Lawton, Okla.--a decision bound to please federal prosecutors, who want to keep it in this state, but one that the defense found deeply disturbing.
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September 9, 1995 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a remarkable move that unites the prosecution and the defense in the Oklahoma City bombing case, the government announced Friday that it wants all eight federal judges here barred from hearing the trial. The unusual twist in legal maneuvering is likely to force U.S. District Judge Wayne E. Alley either to recuse himself and his fellow judges from the case--as he can do as the judge who is hearing the case--or to ask the 10th Judicial Circuit in Denver to appoint a judge to decide the matter.
NEWS
August 24, 1995 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oklahoma City bombing defendant Terry L. Nichols said Wednesday that the federal judge assigned to preside over his trial has an "actual, personal bias against me" and should be removed from the case because of his extensive contact with victims of the explosion. In an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court here, Nichols also embraced the position of attorneys for co-defendant Timothy J.
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March 30, 2002 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When FBI and immigration agents arrested Zacarias Moussaoui at his motel in suburban Minneapolis on Aug. 16, they suspected he might be a potential airline hijacker. He wanted to fly "the Big Bird," he'd said. He was in a hurry to learn. And despite more than 50 hours at the controls, he couldn't even solo a single-engine Cessna. But the only direct evidence of his breaking the law were technical violations of his visa. More than seven months later, U.S.
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