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January 17, 1999 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House prosecutors, in opening arguments that at times were highly effective, appeared to make a strong, if circumstantial, case that President Clinton conspired to hide evidence in the Paula Corbin Jones case. They also showed that the crimes of perjury and obstruction of justice, if proved, could justify removing him from office. "It's a hard question," Rep. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.
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January 13, 1999 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Dr. Warren Hern walks into a restaurant, he heads for a seat with its back to the wall. He installed bulletproof glass on his office windows and $1,400 worth of blinds at home. He varies his route to work. At public meetings, he wears a bulletproof vest. "I felt like a hunted animal . . . like I could be shot at any time," the Boulder, Colo., physician said of his life after being listed on a "wanted poster" and an Internet site launched by anti-abortion groups.
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December 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
The text, as transcribed by the Federal Document Clearing House, of White House attorney Gregory B. Craig's defense statement Tuesday to the House Judiciary Committee, capsulizing the president's case for averting impeachment: Mr. Chairman, Congressman Conyers, members of the committee, good morning. My name is Greg Craig. And I am special counsel to the president. Let me first say that it is my honor--as well as an obligation--to appear before this committee in defense of the president.
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December 9, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The White House on Tuesday released its most comprehensive challenge to the central elements of the articles of impeachment that the House Judiciary Committee will consider this week. In the 184-page document, President Clinton's White House lawyers, his private attorney and his special counsel for impeachment matters assembled and expanded on legal points that they have raised since independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr issued his report on the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal in September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1998 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It would be "ridiculous" to suggest that a devout Jehovah's Witness died solely because she declined a blood transfusion and not because of injuries sustained when she was run over by an alleged drunk driver, a medical expert testified Friday in the vehicular murder trial of Keith Cook. The testimony of Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1998 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fascinating convergence of religion and the law brought the media in force to a Pomona courtroom Thursday, where a jury must decide if a suspected drunk driver killed Jadine Russell, or her refusal of a blood transfusion did. As the vehicular murder trial of Keith Cook entered its second day, his attorney tried to show that Cook was not as drunk nor driving as fast as the prosecution suggests; and thus was not murderous when his truck plowed into Russell's car March 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1998 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crimes against the two young girls have never been disputed: Both were repeatedly raped while wards of Los Angeles County by the son of their foster mother, beginning when they were only 11. County social workers failed to protect them over a three-year period. One of the girls was impregnated by their "foster brother" three times and had two abortions--one at the request of her foster mother. Ultimately, at age 14, she bore her assailant, Anthony Colbert, a son.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1998 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By making a legal mountain out of an issue that lawyers in other cities dismissed as a molehill, Los Angeles city attorneys have hobbled a local law aimed at raising the pay of several thousand low-wage workers employed by firms under contract with the city. In rendering the city's living wage ordinance largely unenforceable, the lawyers' actions illustrate the vast power that municipal attorneys wield in advising lawmakers about what is probably legal and what is probably not.
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August 16, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When David E. Kendall, President Clinton's personal lawyer, was a young attorney working for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund 20 years ago, he took on the case of a Florida death row inmate. Kendall's skeptical pro bono client asked him how, in a possible new trial, he would handle things differently from the lawyers who had preceded him. "I can tell you one thing," Kendall replied, according to a book on death penalty cases. "I'd work with you for days getting your testimony straight.
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