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September 14, 2009 | Ronald M. George, Ronald M. George is chief justice of California and chairman of the state Judicial Council.
Starting Sept. 16, the largest court system in the nation will be closing the doors of courthouses across the state one day each month. On Wednesday, an estimated 3 million cases will be delayed, 150 jury trials interrupted and 250 child custody cases unheard. Jails will be more crowded as arraignment and release dates are postponed; attorneys and their clients will be inconvenienced, as will jurors; and the public will experience longer lines, more delays and more crowded courtrooms.
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OPINION
March 19, 2006
Re "Sighting of Terrorist in Lodi Questioned," March 15 The terrorism trial in Lodi, Calif., is a textbook lesson on why secret and indefinite detention by the Bush administration is an affront to justice. Officials may lock up a person in the honest belief that the accused is a threat. However, as the Lodi case shows, that belief may be based on information provided through malice, greed or simple error. Only a public trial with adequate counsel can guarantee justice is done and only actual threats to our country are dealt with.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1985
The Times is to be commended for its bold editorial on "Israel's Selective Justice." The ridiculously mild sentences given to the Jewish terrorists clearly demonstrates that if the Palestinian people are ever to enjoy complete justice, it will be in a state of their own. By exposing "democratic" Israel's unequal application of the law, The Times has done a great service to this country. There are many fair-minded Americans who realize that only a settlement of the Palestinian issue and even-handed diplomacy on the part of the U.S. government can bring peace to the Middle East.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
When Tina Kinser showed up at the Fullerton police station Saturday morning she had a flashback to the summer of 2011. Almost everything seemed the same. The demands for justice blaring out of bullhorns. The people holding signs with pictures of her brother's bloodied face. And the way the crowd of protesters swelled so big it spilled onto Commonwealth Avenue. "It looks just like the protest I came to two years ago," said Kinser, the youngest sister of Kelly Thomas, the homeless man with schizophrenia who died after being beaten unconscious by Fullerton police officers.
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