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January 17, 1989 | JERRY HICKS and JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writers
The state Commission on Judicial Performance announced today it will drop formal proceedings against Harbor Municipal Judge Brian R. Carter when his resignation becomes effective next month, on the condition that he not seek judicial office again or accept any appointment or assignment to the bench. Carter's decision to resign in mid-February was disclosed Monday. It follows four years of investigations of Carter and Harbor Municipal Judge Calvin P.
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January 29, 1990 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he sentenced Richard Anderson, U.S. District Judge William Schwarzer wept. An Oakland longshoreman, Anderson, 49, had been convicted of possession of crack cocaine after giving a drug dealer a ride to a meeting at a fast-food restaurant with a undercover federal agent. Anguished at the sentencing in September, Schwarzer, noted for his reserve, said in a quiet voice that Anderson had no criminal record and had earned a reputation, after 24 years on the docks, as an honest, reliable worker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A San Diego County Superior Court judge has agreed to resign after being censured by the Commission on Judicial Performance for a pattern of intemperate behavior toward lawyers and defendants. Judge DeAnn M. Salcido agreed to resign immediately to avoid formal proceedings against her that could have led to her ouster. The resignation becomes effective within five days, according to an agreement signed by the judge and lawyers for the commission. Salcido was appointed to the bench in 2002 by then-Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2013 | By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - A new California judicial ethics committee has issued its first formal opinion, deciding that judges may solicit attorneys to lobby for funding for the courts. The Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions, responding to a request from an undisclosed person, said Friday that judges may ask lawyers to write op-ed pieces and lobby the community and the Legislature about court budget cuts as long as the request is not coercive. "In presenting information and requesting assistance, a judge may not hint of retribution or bias against an attorney or firm for not acquiescing in the request or otherwise place pressure on an attorney to assist," the written opinion said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2004 | Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
A veteran federal judge faces disciplinary proceedings after he improperly seized control of a bankruptcy case in an effort to protect a woman whose probation he had decided to oversee personally, according to a federal judicial disciplinary council. Penalties for District Judge Manuel L. Real, 79, who has been a controversial member of the federal judiciary in Los Angeles since 1966, could range from a private reprimand to loss of the authority to hear cases.
NEWS
March 31, 1995 | GEORGE RAMOS
In its last act before changing its stripes, the state Commission on Judicial Performance privately counseled judges for conduct ranging from rudeness to keeping a dog in court and publicly rebuked two Southland jurists. The commission recommended the removal of San Diego Superior Court Judge G. Dennis Adams, who was accused of secretly accepting gifts from lawyers and litigants and lying to the commission's investigators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1995
A lawyer from Los Angeles and a former federal judge who lives in Pasadena were appointed to the state Commission on Judicial Performance, Gov. Pete Wilson announced Wednesday. Patrick M. Kelly, 51, of Los Angeles has been a partner for 14 years at Wilson, Elser, Moskovitz, Edelman & Dicker. He was appointed to a two-year term. Robert C. Bonner, 53, of Pasadena is a partner with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, a position he has held since 1993. The former U.S.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Citigroup Inc., the world's largest financial services company, split its global corporate investment banking unit into two groups, naming Tom Maheras head of capital markets and Michael Klein head of banking. The appointments are the first management changes since Chief Executive Charles Prince took over the company from Sanford Weill on Oct. 1. Klein, formerly head of Citigroup's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, will replace Robert Morse as head of investment banking.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Shareholders' lawsuits claiming that Putnam Investments, Janus Capital Group Inc. and five other companies were involved in improper mutual fund trading have been consolidated and assigned to U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Washington, which organizes complex federal cases, combined the shareholders' cases against six mutual fund managers and hedge fund Canary Capital Partners, its website said.
NEWS
July 17, 1998 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The American Bar Assn., the nation's largest lawyers organization, urged the California Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday to withdraw charges of "willful misconduct" that it filed this month against a veteran state appeals court judge.
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