August 16, 1995 |
He was disqualified from presiding over the Rodney G. King beating trial. He got pushed off the Reginald Denny case. But Superior Court Judge John H. Reid now has a piece of the O.J. Simpson saga. On Tuesday, the 47-year-old jurist was given the task of deciding the admissibility of audio taped interviews with Los Angeles Police Detective Mark Fuhrman. He was assigned to the matter after Superior Court Judge Lance A.
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April 11, 1995
The dismissed O.J. Simpson juror who predicted a hung jury and charged that black panelists were treated unfairly by sheriff's deputies was ordered to appear in Judge Lance A. Ito's private chambers on Wednesday, a court spokeswoman said Monday. Jeanette Harris was served with a subpoena Saturday from Ito, who began an investigation into alleged juror misconduct after Harris' live TV interview last Wednesday, just hours after she was dismissed from the jury. Harris was ordered to appear at 4 p.
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December 23, 1994 |
The judge in the O.J. Simpson case Thursday paid a visit to the jail housing the accused double-murderer, the judge's second tour since a deputy allegedly overheard an outburst by Simpson. Sgt. Larry Lincoln, a sheriff's spokesman, said Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito arrived at the Men's Central Jail with a bailiff about 2 p.m. to "inspect changes to the visiting area." He left about 45 minutes later, Lincoln said. On Nov.
August 4, 1995
Judge Lance A. Ito's acceptance of a $75 birthday cake Wednesday from NBC "Today Show" host Katie Couric has generated a bit of controversy. The cake arrived at the same time Ito was considering whether to make KNBC reporter Tracie Savage reveal confidential sources in her coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder case. KNBC is owned and operated by NBC, but KNBC executives said they knew nothing about the cake.
June 30, 1995 |
One of the many satellite dramas in the O.J. Simpson case ended Thursday with a decision that strikes a blow for summer reading material everywhere. Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito ruled that two jurors could continue to read John Grisham's novel "The Rainmaker," which has a recurring theme of domestic violence. The book's narrator, an attorney, attempts to persuade a young woman to leave her wife-battering husband, an over-the-hill baseball player.
May 12, 1995 |
Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito has tried again and again to control the courtroom behavior of lawyers in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. He has scolded them in front of the jury and has spelled out his rules of decorum in painstaking detail. But Thursday, his response to yet another outburst was to slam his hands down on his desk, glare and take some money out of their pockets. When defense lawyer Peter Neufeld and Deputy Dist. Atty.