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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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August 15, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While the White House announced Friday the logistics of President Clinton's long-awaited testimony about his relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky, speculation continued to rage over just what he would say about the alleged dalliance with the former intern. At 1 p.m. EDT on Monday in the White House Map Room, Clinton will become the first president targeted by a criminal investigation to testify before a grand jury. The Map Room, no stranger to history, is where President Franklin D.
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August 2, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days after issuing a subpoena for President Clinton's testimony, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr moved quickly to obtain Monica S. Lewinsky's full cooperation by arranging a pair of secret meetings in private homes that led to the former White House intern receiving a grant of full immunity from prosecution, her attorneys said in interviews Saturday. Veteran defense lawyers Plato Cacheris and Jacob A.
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July 13, 1998 | DOYLE McMANUS and RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr is nearing a fateful crossroads in his investigation of President Clinton, with three paths diverging into a legal thicket. Starr could indict former White House intern Monica S. Lewinsky and put her on trial for perjury, in hopes of forcing Clinton to testify about his own conduct.
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