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November 28, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Superior Court Judge Manuel A. Ramirez was appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian on Tuesday to be presiding justice of the San Bernardino division of the 4th District Court of Appeal. Ramirez, 42, of Yorba Linda will lead a panel of justices assigned to hear appeals from Superior Courts in San Bernardino, Riverside and Inyo counties. Panels of other justices for the 4th District Court of Appeal sit in San Diego, where the appeal court is based, and in Santa Ana.
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September 12, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Day in, day out, the nation's jurists don their long, black robes and solemnly dispense justice from an elevated perch. Now and then, James J. McCartney says, they make mistakes. He should know. Judge McCartney made one himself. It happened about 15 years ago, when McCartney was a judge in San Bernardino Municipal Court. A young man appeared before him, accused of possessing a knife with a foot-long blade.
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September 12, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Day in, day out, the nation's jurists don their long, black robes and solemnly dispense justice from an elevated perch. Now and then, James J. McCartney says, they make mistakes. He should know. Judge McCartney made one himself. It happened about 15 years ago, when McCartney was a judge in San Bernardino Municipal Court. A young man appeared before him, accused of possessing a knife with a foot-long blade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Superior Court Judge Manuel A. Ramirez was appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian on Tuesday to be presiding justice of the San Bernardino division of the 4th District Court of Appeal. Ramirez, 42, of Yorba Linda will lead a panel of justices assigned to hear appeals from Superior Courts in San Bernardino, Riverside and Inyo counties. Panels of other justices for the 4th District Court of Appeal sit in San Diego, where the appeal court is based, and in Santa Ana.
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November 28, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court on Monday ordered the removal of a San Bernardino municipal judge, citing him for a series of angry outbursts and "a persistent pattern of abuse and arbitrary conduct" on the bench. The justices, upholding a recommendation of the state Judicial Performance Commission, found Judge Kenneth L.
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March 3, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday dismissed a civil rights lawsuit against San Bernardino County and Sheriff Floyd Tidwell stemming from the controversial 1988 arrest of five Mexican men in Victorville. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima said he was dismissing the case because there was "no evidence of a custom or policy" of excessive force that would make it possible for a jury to return a verdict against the defendants.
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November 3, 2001 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal appeals court struck down a sentence imposed under California's three-strikes law for the first time Friday, ruling that a 50-year prison term for petty theft constituted cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling opens the door to hundreds of similar challenges to the tough sentencing law enacted in 1994. In its 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the 50-year sentence, with no possibility of parole, imposed on Leandro Andrade for stealing videos worth $153.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
Despite a budget crunch that has triggered government cutbacks and layoffs throughout the state, several Southern California counties voluntarily sweeten benefit packages for Superior Court judges with car allowances, "personal development" grants and other generous perks. On top of their state salary and benefits, Superior Court judges in San Bernardino County take home an assortment of county-funded benefits, including a $383.25 monthly car allowance and a $541.66 monthly education stipend.
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March 3, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday dismissed a civil rights lawsuit against San Bernardino County and Sheriff Floyd Tidwell stemming from the controversial 1988 arrest of five Mexican men in Victorville. U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima said he was dismissing the case because there was "no evidence of a custom or policy" of excessive force that would make it possible for a jury to return a verdict against the defendants.
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November 28, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court on Monday ordered the removal of a San Bernardino municipal judge, citing him for a series of angry outbursts and "a persistent pattern of abuse and arbitrary conduct" on the bench. The justices, upholding a recommendation of the state Judicial Performance Commission, found Judge Kenneth L.
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