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January 11, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of three former Superior Court judges whose conduct in office is being probed by federal authorities has been reported missing by his family, the Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday. The wife and daughter of former Judge Michael I. Greer, 62, reported him missing Tuesday night after he failed to return from his law office in San Diego.
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March 12, 1996 | TONY PERRY and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a case that exposed corruption at the top of the San Diego legal system, a former judge pleaded guilty Monday to taking $75,000 in bribes from an attorney to provide "favorable treatment and assistance" in more than 40 of the attorney's cases, worth millions of dollars. In a plea bargain, former Superior Court Judge Michael Greer, 61, who once enjoyed a statewide reputation as a respected jurist, said he believes that two other former judges, James Malkus and G.
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July 21, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Signaling a new, get-tough ethics policy, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a San Diego Superior Court judge should be ousted from the bench for accepting gifts from litigants and lawyers who appeared before him. Judge D. Dennis Adams, an appointee of former Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr., had pleaded with the court to spare him because of his 20 years of often-distinguished work on the bench.
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January 12, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an unusual preemptive strike to stave off an indictment, lawyers for a prominent attorney and a former judge moved Thursday to have the entire U.S. attorney's office here disqualified from conducting a federal grand jury investigation of alleged judicial bribery in San Diego Superior Court.
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January 12, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an unusual preemptive strike to stave off an indictment, lawyers for a prominent attorney and a former judge moved Thursday to have the entire U.S. attorney's office here disqualified from conducting a federal grand jury investigation of alleged judicial bribery in San Diego Superior Court.
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November 27, 1988 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Shelley Anderson was pretty proud of herself. Recently separated from her husband, the 26-year-old San Diego State University student was shouldering a full load of courses, working two part-time jobs and raising a child. True, she was getting by with the help of a $535 welfare check each month, but that support was just a temporary--and vital--crutch needed to see her through to graduation next year, Anderson said. Then she wound up in Judge Thomas Murphy's courtroom.
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September 20, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian announced Tuesday that he has appointed freshman state Sen. Larry Stirling (R-San Diego) to a new municipal judgeship in San Diego County. Stirling--an outspoken law-and-order legislator who just last week caused a stir when he jokingly referred to the citizens lobby group Common Cause as "communist" during floor debate--said Tuesday that he asked the governor two months ago to activate his long-standing request for a judicial appointment.
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September 16, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego County Superior Court judge overstepped his authority when he ordered women with children under 6 and on welfare to find a full-time job and get off aid, a state appellate court said Friday. In a ruling that criticized Judge Thomas R. Murphy's plan as "unfair" and "arbitrary," the 4th District Court of Appeal said his orders in family law court violated the constitutional due process rights of the women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1990 | by Associated Press
Gov. George Deukmejian appointed new Municipal Court judges in Orange and San Diego counties on Tuesday. The governor named Deputy Dist. Atty. William Lee Evans to succeed Judge Robert E. Thomas on the Orange County Municipal Court bench. Thomas was appointed earlier to the Superior Court. Evans, 52, of Costa Mesa has been a deputy district attorney in Orange County since 1968. Deukmejian also appointed Municipal Court Commissioner William J. McGrath Jr. to the San Diego County Municipal Court.
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April 10, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Commission on Judicial Performance is investigating whether three San Diego County judges gave favorable treatment to a prominent local attorney who provided them gifts over several years. Two of the San Diego County Superior Court judges awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts to clients of attorney Patrick Frega, who took the unusual step of asking that jury trials be waived in both cases so the judge alone could determine the size of the award.
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January 11, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of three former Superior Court judges whose conduct in office is being probed by federal authorities has been reported missing by his family, the Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday. The wife and daughter of former Judge Michael I. Greer, 62, reported him missing Tuesday night after he failed to return from his law office in San Diego.
NEWS
July 21, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Signaling a new, get-tough ethics policy, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a San Diego Superior Court judge should be ousted from the bench for accepting gifts from litigants and lawyers who appeared before him. Judge D. Dennis Adams, an appointee of former Gov. Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr., had pleaded with the court to spare him because of his 20 years of often-distinguished work on the bench.
NEWS
April 10, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Commission on Judicial Performance is investigating whether three San Diego County judges gave favorable treatment to a prominent local attorney who provided them gifts over several years. Two of the San Diego County Superior Court judges awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts to clients of attorney Patrick Frega, who took the unusual step of asking that jury trials be waived in both cases so the judge alone could determine the size of the award.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1990 | by Associated Press
Gov. George Deukmejian appointed new Municipal Court judges in Orange and San Diego counties on Tuesday. The governor named Deputy Dist. Atty. William Lee Evans to succeed Judge Robert E. Thomas on the Orange County Municipal Court bench. Thomas was appointed earlier to the Superior Court. Evans, 52, of Costa Mesa has been a deputy district attorney in Orange County since 1968. Deukmejian also appointed Municipal Court Commissioner William J. McGrath Jr. to the San Diego County Municipal Court.
NEWS
September 20, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian announced Tuesday that he has appointed freshman state Sen. Larry Stirling (R-San Diego) to a new municipal judgeship in San Diego County. Stirling--an outspoken law-and-order legislator who just last week caused a stir when he jokingly referred to the citizens lobby group Common Cause as "communist" during floor debate--said Tuesday that he asked the governor two months ago to activate his long-standing request for a judicial appointment.
NEWS
September 16, 1989 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, Times Staff Writer
A San Diego County Superior Court judge overstepped his authority when he ordered women with children under 6 and on welfare to find a full-time job and get off aid, a state appellate court said Friday. In a ruling that criticized Judge Thomas R. Murphy's plan as "unfair" and "arbitrary," the 4th District Court of Appeal said his orders in family law court violated the constitutional due process rights of the women.
NEWS
March 12, 1996 | TONY PERRY and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a case that exposed corruption at the top of the San Diego legal system, a former judge pleaded guilty Monday to taking $75,000 in bribes from an attorney to provide "favorable treatment and assistance" in more than 40 of the attorney's cases, worth millions of dollars. In a plea bargain, former Superior Court Judge Michael Greer, 61, who once enjoyed a statewide reputation as a respected jurist, said he believes that two other former judges, James Malkus and G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2000 | From Times wire services
Edward J. Schwartz, 87, a federal judge who campaigned to increase the number of district judges in San Diego County and later presided over the district, died Wednesday. Born in Seattle, Schwartz spent much of his early life in San Diego, attending a kindergarten on the site of the present federal courthouse, which was named for him in 1994. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in English literature and earned his law degree from San Francisco Law School in 1939.
NEWS
November 27, 1988 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Shelley Anderson was pretty proud of herself. Recently separated from her husband, the 26-year-old San Diego State University student was shouldering a full load of courses, working two part-time jobs and raising a child. True, she was getting by with the help of a $535 welfare check each month, but that support was just a temporary--and vital--crutch needed to see her through to graduation next year, Anderson said. Then she wound up in Judge Thomas Murphy's courtroom.
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