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June 14, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William H. Rehnquist came to the Supreme Court in 1972 after having served as a Justice Department lawyer who vigorously defended the Richard M. Nixon Administration in battles with Congress. Antonin Scalia had the same job defending the executive branch in the Gerald R. Ford Administration. Byron R. White came to the court after serving as the No. 2 official in the Justice Department of the John F. Kennedy Administration.
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January 15, 2005 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
The once-a-decade job of drawing California's political boundaries would be taken from self-interested lawmakers and given to a panel of retired judges under a bill introduced Friday with the backing of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Part of the governor's aggressive reform package, the legislation would redraw the lines next year, accelerating a revamp of congressional and legislative boundaries that wouldn't otherwise be done until new census data become available in 2011.
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October 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 25-year-old Polish sailor who jumped ship in Alaska has been denied asylum in the United States by a judge who said recent political changes in Poland make it safe for him to return. Immigration Judge Jesse Sellers said Roman Marczak has nothing to fear from a recently formed government in Poland that includes representation from the Solidarity movement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2001 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Karim Christian Kamal, a citizen of France, says he has fought for years to expose French corruption and a pedophile ring that ensnared his daughter. French authorities call Kamal a liar who kidnapped his daughter and brought her to his home in Santa Monica illegally. U.S. immigration authorities say Kamal ought to be sent back to France. But a tentative ruling by an immigration judge in Los Angeles has stunned authorities in both countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1993 | From Times staff and wire reports
A Superior Court judge Friday confirmed Yvonne Brathwaite Burke's victory in last year's election for Los Angeles County supervisor, saying attorneys for her challenger, state Sen. Diane Watson, had failed to prove any misconduct or vote tampering. "While there have been some hints and allusions to some human error during the course of this election, there is no credible evidence that would amount to malconduct of the precinct ward," Superior Court Judge Arthur Jean said.
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September 9, 1995 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson has turned over confidential appointment records to an Orange County judge who is trying to determine whether convicted swindler William E. Cooper wielded political clout with the governor to help one of Cooper's attorneys win a high-ranking state post. Superior Court Judge Francisco F. Firmat ruled late Thursday in the long-running First Pension Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1996 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal immigration judge in Los Angeles granted political asylum Tuesday to seven family members of the convicted assassin of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio. The ruling closes--at least for now--a chapter in a cross-border subplot, but does nothing to clarify the shadowy maze of intrigue behind the slaying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1998 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although chiding Ventura County judges for their group endorsement of a prosecutor running for an open judicial seat, a state appellate court Thursday denied a petition from public defenders to disqualify the four judges from hearing their cases. "A group endorsement by judges which may give the impression of an endorsement by the court as an institution, reflects poor judgment," the state Court of Appeal wrote in its decision.
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October 6, 1999 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino civil rights activists and Democratic lawmakers accused the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday of unfairly scrutinizing minority and women nominees for federal judgeships, including subjecting a Latino judge from Los Angeles to a record 44-month wait for a decision on his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
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January 7, 1998 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge struck down the core of California's voter-approved limits on campaign contributions Tuesday, a decision likely to reignite the feeding frenzy for political cash among politicians. The ruling was praised by Republican and Democratic leaders alike as a boost for candidates who face millionaire opponents, whose self-financed campaigns were exempt from the limitations. But supporters of the restrictions vowed to appeal. In a 43-page opinion, U.S. District Chief Judge Lawrence K.
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October 6, 1999 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino civil rights activists and Democratic lawmakers accused the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday of unfairly scrutinizing minority and women nominees for federal judgeships, including subjecting a Latino judge from Los Angeles to a record 44-month wait for a decision on his appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge criticized Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and Democratic Party officials Monday as he sentenced Torrance businessman Johnny Chung to five years' probation for funneling illegal contributions into the 1996 election campaign. Citing Chung's secret testimony before a federal grand jury in Washington, U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real said he was surprised that Reno continues to "eschew" the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the campaign funding scandal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1998 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although chiding Ventura County judges for their group endorsement of a prosecutor running for an open judicial seat, a state appellate court Thursday denied a petition from public defenders to disqualify the four judges from hearing their cases. "A group endorsement by judges which may give the impression of an endorsement by the court as an institution, reflects poor judgment," the state Court of Appeal wrote in its decision.
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February 12, 1998 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Senate voted 67-28 Wednesday to confirm Los Angeles lawyer Margaret M. Morrow as a federal district judge, even as it sent another Clinton nominee for the federal bench back to the Judiciary Committee for further scrutiny. Morrow's appointment fills one of three vacancies among about 65 judgeships in the Central District of California. Nationwide, about one-tenth of the estimated 800 slots on the federal bench are vacant.
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January 7, 1998 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge struck down the core of California's voter-approved limits on campaign contributions Tuesday, a decision likely to reignite the feeding frenzy for political cash among politicians. The ruling was praised by Republican and Democratic leaders alike as a boost for candidates who face millionaire opponents, whose self-financed campaigns were exempt from the limitations. But supporters of the restrictions vowed to appeal. In a 43-page opinion, U.S. District Chief Judge Lawrence K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1996 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal immigration judge in Los Angeles granted political asylum Tuesday to seven family members of the convicted assassin of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio. The ruling closes--at least for now--a chapter in a cross-border subplot, but does nothing to clarify the shadowy maze of intrigue behind the slaying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles federal judge criticized Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and Democratic Party officials Monday as he sentenced Torrance businessman Johnny Chung to five years' probation for funneling illegal contributions into the 1996 election campaign. Citing Chung's secret testimony before a federal grand jury in Washington, U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real said he was surprised that Reno continues to "eschew" the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the campaign funding scandal.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1995 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson has turned over confidential appointment records to an Orange County judge who is trying to determine whether convicted swindler William E. Cooper wielded political clout with the governor to help one of Cooper's attorneys win a high-ranking state post. Superior Court Judge Francisco F. Firmat ruled late Thursday in the long-running First Pension Corp.
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