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December 22, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In a rare rebuff of a judicial watchdog panel, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday that a Santa Barbara judge does not deserve to be publicly censured for being rude to litigants, making an anti-Semitic remark and failing to cooperate initially in a police investigation. In a unanimous ruling, the court said Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Bruce W. Dodds had engaged in misconduct but the punishment recommended by the Commission on Judicial Performance was too severe.
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February 18, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Georgia O'Keeffe visited. So did Cole Porter when he had business in Hollywood. But the public has yet to get past the front gates of the famed Val Verde estate in Montecito. Still, a judge's ruling is giving new hope that average joes may soon get a look at one of the most gorgeous gardens in America. Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge J.
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August 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
A federal judge handed out prison sentences to three anti-abortion demonstrators on Monday, then tossed out two of the sentences when the protesters promised to obey his order against blockading women's clinics. Eight others were cleared of contempt and freed. U.S. District Judge Patrick F. Kelly sentenced Richard A. Czekaj of Santa Barbara, Calif., to four months for contempt, for taking a leadership role and directing protesters to block a car in front of a clinic.
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December 22, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In a rare rebuff of a judicial watchdog panel, the California Supreme Court decided Thursday that a Santa Barbara judge does not deserve to be publicly censured for being rude to litigants, making an anti-Semitic remark and failing to cooperate initially in a police investigation. In a unanimous ruling, the court said Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Bruce W. Dodds had engaged in misconduct but the punishment recommended by the Commission on Judicial Performance was too severe.
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February 18, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Georgia O'Keeffe visited. So did Cole Porter when he had business in Hollywood. But the public has yet to get past the front gates of the famed Val Verde estate in Montecito. Still, a judge's ruling is giving new hope that average joes may soon get a look at one of the most gorgeous gardens in America. Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge J.
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March 5, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Deputy Dist. Atty. Charles Biely has resigned and withdrawn his bid for a Superior Court judgeship because of an investigation into his alleged use of Web site pornography on the job. Biely, 57, had sought to unseat incumbent Judge Diana Hall, who has held her seat for 11 years. Hall, 51, was a county deputy district attorney for 13 years before becoming judge and for this election had the endorsement of all the judges in Santa Barbara County.
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August 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
A federal judge handed out prison sentences to three anti-abortion demonstrators on Monday, then tossed out two of the sentences when the protesters promised to obey his order against blockading women's clinics. Eight others were cleared of contempt and freed. U.S. District Judge Patrick F. Kelly sentenced Richard A. Czekaj of Santa Barbara, Calif., to four months for contempt, for taking a leadership role and directing protesters to block a car in front of a clinic.
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