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June 29, 1991 | Marlene Cimons
Moderate Republican U.S. appeals court judge Amalya L. Kearse, 54, a black woman and moderate Republican, was appointed to the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. She was the first woman and second black to join that court. (The first was Thurgood Marshall.) Kearse's name has come up before as a possible Supreme Court appointee.
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March 16, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The election of new judges for a U.N. war crimes court drew protests over the lack of female candidates and qualified jurists, raising concerns about the U.N.'s great experiment in international justice. The General Assembly, which on Wednesday chose 14 judges to fill positions on the tribunal, finally agreed after seven rounds of voting and much political dealing to include the sole female candidate, reelecting Florence Mumba. The U.N.
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July 23, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Pat Bowlen, owner of the Denver Broncos, said he doesn't want "domestic housewives" deciding the fate of the NFL's labor suit. He said he would rather the league's executive committee settle the matter than "eight women who are basically domestic housewives." A U.S. District Court jury that includes eight women is weighing the arguments of NFL players and executives in an antitrust trial set to resume Monday in Minneapolis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1999 | From Times staff and wire reports
Orange County's presiding Superior Court judge was nominated Tuesday for a position on the 4th District Court of Appeal, and two attorneys were named Superior Court judges. If her nomination is approved by the Commission of Judicial Appointments, Kathleen O'Leary, who two years ago became the first woman to head the Orange County Superior Court, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine, said Michael Bustamante, a spokesman for Gov.
NEWS
March 16, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The election of new judges for a U.N. war crimes court drew protests over the lack of female candidates and qualified jurists, raising concerns about the U.N.'s great experiment in international justice. The General Assembly, which on Wednesday chose 14 judges to fill positions on the tribunal, finally agreed after seven rounds of voting and much political dealing to include the sole female candidate, reelecting Florence Mumba. The U.N.
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March 20, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian's previous five appointees to the state Supreme Court had one thing in common: All were experienced judges with well-established records that invited predictions of the moderately conservative course they since have followed on the high court. But there are no bold, sweeping prophecies being made about the governor's newest nominee, Appellate Justice Joyce L. Kennard of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. George Deukmejian on Wednesday appointed a Santa Ana attorney to fill a vacancy on the Orange County Municipal Court bench. The governor named Marjorie Laird Carter of Newport Beach to succeed Judge James Gray, who was promoted earlier to the Superior Court. "I'm extremely excited and thrilled that this happened," Carter said. "I'm floating on air." The 47-year-old attorney has been a member of the Santa Ana law firm of Stafford, Ballog & Sullivan since 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997
After overseeing several high-profile murder cases, Kathleen E. O'Leary has been named presiding judge of Orange County Superior Court, the first woman to hold the office. She was selected to head the court by a panel of her peers Friday. The year term begins Jan. 1. Appointed to the Superior Court bench in 1986, she has presided over the People vs. Thomas F. Maniscalco, the former head of the Hessians biker gang who was convicted of a 1994 triple homicide, and other well-known cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1999 | From Times staff and wire reports
Orange County's presiding Superior Court judge was nominated Tuesday for a position on the 4th District Court of Appeal, and two attorneys were named Superior Court judges. If her nomination is approved by the Commission of Judicial Appointments, Kathleen O'Leary, who two years ago became the first woman to head the Orange County Superior Court, will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Sheila Prell Sonenshine, said Michael Bustamante, a spokesman for Gov.
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March 12, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
In a surprise move, Gov. George Deukmejian on Saturday nominated Appellate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, an Asian-born immigrant who spent part of her childhood in a World War II internment camp, to the California Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kennard, a 47-year-old former state prosecutor and now on the state Court of Appeal in Los Angeles, will succeed Justice John A. Arguelles, who retired March 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed settlement to hire more female longshore workers in the county's ports encountered strong criticism in federal court Thursday, as opponents called the agreement inadequate for women and biased against men. The settlement would require the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to increase the proportion of women in its ranks from 20% to 25% over the next six years in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1998
Los Angeles Municipal Court Presiding Judge Veronica McBeth was recognized for her work Monday with the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The award, sponsored by the National Center for State Courts, is given to one judge a year in recognition of judicial integrity and leadership. McBeth, 51, is credited with pushing an emerging statewide movement to redefine the role of judges.
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August 1, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed U.S. District Judge Kim M. Wardlaw of Los Angeles as a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge. Wardlaw, 44, was nominated for the post by President Clinton in January, just 25 months after the Senate--at Clinton's recommendation--had confirmed Wardlaw for a seat on the District Court bench. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recommended Wardlaw for both posts and said she was "absolutely delighted."
OPINION
April 19, 1998 | DEBORAH TANNEN, Deborah Tannen, a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, is the author of "The Argument Culture," published in March
In the wake of Paula Jones' decision to pursue her lawsuit against President Clinton, we are once again caught in a swirl of back-and-forth discussions about sexual harassment.
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January 3, 1998 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kathleen E. O'Leary is the first woman to serve as presiding judge of Orange County Superior Court, but don't expect her to trumpet her ascension to the court's top administrative post as a groundbreaking achievement. "I grew up in a real gender-neutral house," explained O'Leary, who began her new job Thursday. "You didn't do things because you were male or female; you did things because you either had the ability or didn't have the ability."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997
After overseeing several high-profile murder cases, Kathleen E. O'Leary has been named presiding judge of Orange County Superior Court, the first woman to hold the office. She was selected to head the court by a panel of her peers Friday. The year term begins Jan. 1. Appointed to the Superior Court bench in 1986, she has presided over the People vs. Thomas F. Maniscalco, the former head of the Hessians biker gang who was convicted of a 1994 triple homicide, and other well-known cases.
NEWS
August 1, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed U.S. District Judge Kim M. Wardlaw of Los Angeles as a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge. Wardlaw, 44, was nominated for the post by President Clinton in January, just 25 months after the Senate--at Clinton's recommendation--had confirmed Wardlaw for a seat on the District Court bench. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recommended Wardlaw for both posts and said she was "absolutely delighted."
SPORTS
March 15, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's this week's theme for the University of San Francisco women's basketball team, which plays USC today in the first round of the NCAA tournament: Here comes the Judge. They get the Judge, also known as Tina Thompson, and four teammates perched on her broad shoulders. USC, third-place finisher in the Pacific 10 Conference, takes on the West Coast Conference champion in a Mideast Regional game, the winner moving on to play the Florida-Florida International winner Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1996 | LISA LEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After she was raped by a stranger, Danielle was not supposed to go to the police. Prostitutes, junkies and convicted felons usually don't. She was all three. But what happened that Sunday morning in March was so cruel, so violating. She was on her way to see her mother and daughter, not working the street, when she accepted a ride from a clean-cut man in a blue station wagon. Within minutes, his hand was on her throat, and he was on top of her, taking what was not for sale at any price.
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