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July 17, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The civil case accusing Costa Mesa City Council member Chris Steel of forgery was delayed Monday after a judge recused himself. Orange County Superior Court Judge William M. Monroe said that, when he was a lawyer almost 15 years ago, he had professional dealings with Ron Cordova, Steel's lawyer in the current case.
May 14, 2013 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - Attorney Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. recused himself from the leak investigation in which federal prosecutors seized records from 20 telephone lines used by reporters and editors at the Associated Press, and the matter is instead being coordinated by the FBI and the local U.S. attorney's office in Washington, a top Justice Department official said. In his absence, the investigation is being supervised by Deputy Atty. Gen. James Cole, “who has served as the acting attorney general overseeing this investigation,” the official said.
April 18, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The judge in the George Zimmerman case recused herself on Wednesday after the defense sought to have her disqualified because her husband worked with a CNN legal affairs analyst who was approached by the defendant to represent him. Seminole Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler, the Florida judge assigned to the highly publicized case, announced that she had decided to leave because “the cumulative effect of the events and the totality of the...
July 29, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo asked a judge Thursday to recuse himself from the former lawman's corruption case because of the judge's marriage to a senior prosecutor in the Orange County district attorney's office. Jaramillo argued that the relationship between Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg and Assistant Dist. Atty. Roseanne Froeberg could create a perception of unfairness. Roseanne Froeberg heads the district attorney's sex crimes unit.
January 27, 2004 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, responding to questions from two U.S. senators about a duck hunting trip involving Justice Antonin Scalia and Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday that it is up to each justice, not the court as a whole, to decide whether to withdraw from a pending case. "There is no formal procedure for court review of the decision of a justice in an individual case," Rehnquist said in a letter to Democratic Sens. Patrick J.
April 26, 2000
A retired judge sitting on assignment to the Los Angeles Superior Court refused to disqualify himself Tuesday from deciding whether minorities are unfairly excluded from the county's grand jury. "Why don't we let the appellate courts make the call?" Judge James M. Ideman told attorney Victor Sherman, who represents Jaime Alejandro Mares, indicted in the deaths of a Los Angeles police officer and another man.
Senior Justice Department officials are considering taking the unusual step of joining with defense attorneys in the Oklahoma City bombing case and asking that a federal judge be removed from presiding over the trial, sources close to the talks said Saturday. Citing "an abundance of caution," the Justice officials are weighing whether it would be prudent to ask that Judge Wayne E.
A Superior Court judge who had some of his retirement funds ensnared in Orange County's investment pool collapse has declined to preside over the criminal trial of the former assistant treasurer charged with contributing to the financial disaster, officials said Friday. Orange County Superior Court Judge John J.
July 3, 2004 | From Associated Press
The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission will have no involvement in the agency's investigation of accounting at a company where he had served on the audit committee, the agency said Friday. SEC Chairman William H. Donaldson recused himself under government ethics rules from the investigation into EasyLink Services Corp., a technology firm where he was a director and member of the board's audit panel until he resigned in November 2002.
August 12, 2010 | Andrew Blankstein
The Beverly Hills judge presiding over the case of actress Lindsay Lohan recused herself Friday after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office objected to meetings between the judge and defense attorneys in the case. Prosecutor Danette Meyers raised the issue at a meeting between her, Judge Marsha Revel and defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, according to sources familiar with the case. Before prosecutors could file paperwork to request the change, Revel stepped aside, the sources said.
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