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August 22, 1999 | W.A. GUTHRIE, W.A. Guthrie is chairman of the legislative committee of the Grand Jurors Assn. of Orange County. He writes from Laguna Hills
Assemblyman Scott Baugh's bill (AB 527) is not grand jury reform. It is a bill oriented to the ultimate destruction of the grand jury system in California. We went through such a period during the Rose Bird era of the state Supreme Court with the result that few criminal cases were brought to the grand jury and district attorneys were forced to go to preliminary trials--a much more costly and less effective method.
May 4, 1996 | SUSAN KING
Though the Lakers' dreams for the championship evaporated when they lost 102-94 Thursday night to the Houston Rockets, the 1996 NBA playoffs continue on TV this weekend. NBC's coverage begins today at 12:30 p.m., with the Rockets at the Seattle SuperSonics in Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal series. Sunday's triple header begins at 10 a.m. with either the Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs or the Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers, followed by the Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz.
November 5, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court was urged Wednesday to grant county grand juries broad authority to make public the testimony and other evidence they receive in their secret investigations of governmental actions. Attorneys for the McClatchy Newspapers and a coalition of grand juror associations told the court in oral argument here that such disclosures serve the public's right to know about the operations of government.
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