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March 10, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin travels to Peru next month as part of a court restructuring project there, she will carry a longstanding belief that courts must adapt to changing social needs. Working on court reform has been her goal since law school. "I got a job as a lawyer because if you look in the classifieds you don't see many listings for court reformers," Chirlin said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin travels to Peru next month as part of a court restructuring project there, she will carry a longstanding belief that courts must adapt to changing social needs. Working on court reform has been her goal since law school. "I got a job as a lawyer because if you look in the classifieds you don't see many listings for court reformers," Chirlin said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even Hank Cousine admits that he's not the sort of fellow you would expect to find suing the Los Angeles Police Department for excessive force. On the other hand, having been labeled as one of the department's 44 "problem" officers by the Christopher Commission several years ago, perhaps he is something of an expert on the topic. "I've never been on this side of the table before," Cousine said in an interview this week, noting the irony in his status as victim and plaintiff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2001
Re "Murals Violate Local Residents' Rights," letter, Oct. 30: I would like to know who elected Ivan Finkle as the representative of "[w]e in this area." I, too, happen to be a resident of Westwood, and I think the current McNeilly billboard is great! I also happen to believe that freedom of expression--in art as well as speech--is one of the fundamental attributes that sets our country apart from those who would seek to destroy our way of life. Even though I think Finkle is terribly wrong, I would rue the day that the ACLU wasn't around to defend his right to speak up. Judith C. Chirlin Los Angeles
NEWS
February 4, 1987
Declaring that mothers cannot stand by while their husbands abuse their young children, a judge sentenced a Thousands Oaks woman to three years in state prison for failing to protect two of her children. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin said the sentence should send a message to the public and to the defendant, Kathy L. Taylor, 28, who was convicted of two felony counts of endangering the health of a child.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1989
An unlicensed midwife accused of murder in the deaths of three infants she helped deliver pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and received probation, but not before she was ordered by a judge to "stay as far away from pregnant women as you possibly can." Delores Doyle, 36, of Montclair, received a suspended eight-year prison sentence and was released on five years' probation. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin told Doyle not to provide any type of health care or work for anyone who does.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1989
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday revoked bail and refused to allow Dr. Milos Klvana, a Valencia obstetrician convicted this week of second-degree murder in the deaths of eight babies and a fetus, to represent himself at his upcoming sentencing. Klvana had sought to act as his own attorney during his sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 12. But Judge Judith C. Chirlin denied the request and revoked Klvana's $750,000 bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1989
A judge told jurors in the trial of Dr. Milos Klvana, who is accused of murdering infants through poor medical care, to begin their deliberations anew Monday after dismissing a juror who brought a dictionary into the jury room. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin instructed the jury to start over after nine days of deliberations because the juror had to be replaced with an alternate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The state Court of Appeal on Thursday denied a request by former Compton City Councilwoman Leslie Irving to return to her seat, which she lost in a recent trial over alleged election irregularities, a city spokesman said. Irving was ousted from her council seat for allegedly registering noncitizens to vote and soliciting votes from absentee voters and lying about it in court. Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin also ruled Feb.
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January 4, 1990 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A second mistrial was declared today in the case of a British citizen charged with murdering four members of a Northridge family who disappeared in 1982. Superior Court Judge Judith C. Chirlin declared the mistrial after ruling that Deputy Public Defender Mark Lessem had a conflict of interest and could no longer represent Harvey Rader, 47.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1998
A Superior Court judge tentatively ruled Wednesday that a pair of Los Angeles police officers did not use excessive force during a traffic stop of an off-duty LAPD colleague four years ago. Former LAPD Officer Hank Cousine--labeled one of the department's 44 "problem" cops by the 1991 Christopher Commission--had sued the department and the officers, alleging that he was roughed up and deprived of his civil rights.
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