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December 29, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
With barely three weeks left in his term, President Reagan must decide whether to delve into deeply controversial events that riveted the nation's attention more than a decade ago and pardon Los Angeles industrialist Armand Hammer and newspaper heiress Patty Hearst. They are among many other, mostly lesser-known, figures who have petitioned the White House for pardons.
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December 29, 1988 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
With barely three weeks left in his term, President Reagan must decide whether to delve into deeply controversial events that riveted the nation's attention more than a decade ago and pardon Los Angeles industrialist Armand Hammer and newspaper heiress Patty Hearst. They are among many other, mostly lesser-known, figures who have petitioned the White House for pardons.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2001
With the Supreme Court apparently poised to rule that federal law strictly forbids voters, judges and local officials to sanction the medical use of marijuana, the dilemma of how to respond to citizen initiatives supporting such use in California and seven other states is now back in the hands of those who created the problem: Congress and the Food and Drug Administration.
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April 13, 1989 | DAVID LAUTER and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The Bush Administration is proposing to use its new ethics reform legislation as a vehicle to reduce substantially the independence of the special prosecutors appointed to investigate government wrongdoing. The changes, some of which have been sought for years by executive branch officials, are designed to give the Justice Department more control over the prosecutors, known formally as independent counsels. Several members of the Ronald Reagan Administration were investigated by independent counsels.
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July 1, 1988 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
Bill Roberts, the war horse political consultant who helped manage the elections of two California governors--Ronald Reagan and George Deukmejian--died Thursday at the age of 63. The cause of death was heart failure, according to a spokesman for Roberts' Westwood-based Dolphin Group. He had battled diabetes for a decade, progressively losing his legs and much of his vision but never his drive--and was busy at work until the final hours of his life.
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November 23, 1996 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when three independent counsels are investigating top Clinton administration officials, a panel of former independent counsels said Friday that the law under which they were appointed is being applied too broadly and too often.
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February 25, 1988 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan struck back Wednesday at critics who say an influence-peddling investigation centering on Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III underscores lax ethical standards in the White House, saying his Administration has been "smeared nationwide" by unfounded charges and "guilt by accusation."
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September 10, 1994 | RONALD J. OSTROW and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles attorney Donald C. Smaltz was named as an independent counsel Friday to investigate whether Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy violated "any federal criminal law" by accepting gifts from a major poultry producer or other organizations and individuals regulated by his department. "I pledge a fair, comprehensive and prompt investigation and if warranted vigorous and effective prosecutions," Smaltz said in an interview.
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