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January 11, 1990 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"I have a very thick skin," Reggie B. Walton tells 60 Los Angeles-area mayors and city council members seeking federal help in solving their communities' drug problems. "I can, I think, ward off most attacks that are made." And so they come at the former hard-nosed judge who for the last eight months has served as a lightning rod of sorts for U.S. drug czar William J. Bennett. Several mayors plead for more money for treatment programs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" pin in his lapel, a top aide to national drug policy director William J. Bennett on Tuesday criticized the growing drug-legalization movement as a misguided effort that would increase human suffering and cost the nation billions of dollars. "What are you going to do, legalize PCP and crack?" Judge Reggie B. Walton asked a luncheon gathering at UC Irvine. "Look at what happened in Washington, D.C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1990 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
"I have a very thick skin," Reggie B. Walton tells 60 Los Angeles-area mayors and city council members seeking federal help in solving their communities' drug problems. "I can, I think, ward off most attacks that are made." And so they come at the former hard-nosed judge who for the last eight months has served as a lightning rod of sorts for U.S. drug czar William J. Bennett. Several mayors plead for more money for treatment programs.
NEWS
May 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush has selected Reggie B. Walton, a District of Columbia criminal court judge, as associate director for National Drug Control Policy. Walton would serve under drug control director William J. Bennett and would focus on state and local anti-drug efforts.
NATIONAL
April 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge refused to dismiss charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former top White House aide who was indicted on perjury and obstruction charges last year in the scandal involving the leak of a CIA operative's name. In a 31-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton turned down a motion by lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney's one-time chief of staff, who challenged the authority of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to handle the case.
NATIONAL
February 1, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sixteen lawsuits by Guantanamo Bay detainees were put on hold by a federal judge who said he may no longer have jurisdiction to hear their cases. U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton said the new Military Commissions Act has left him unable to consider whether the detainees can challenge being held at the Navy facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. An appeals court in Washington is considering whether civilian jurists can rule on those cases.
NATIONAL
March 12, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia blocked fines of up to $5,000 that a former USA Today reporter had been ordered to pay for each day she refused to reveal her confidential sources for stories about the criminal investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks. The appeals court granted the request of Toni Locy, who had been ordered by a federal judge to pay the fines out of her own pocket while she appealed an order finding her in contempt of court. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton is demanding that Locy provide the names of all dozen or so Justice Department and FBI sources who provided her information for stories on the probe into the anthrax attacks.
NATIONAL
May 6, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge refused to give I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby access to information from several government agencies, saying he would not allow the former White House aide's trial in a CIA leak case to become a debate over the war in Iraq. "You want to try the legitimacy of us going to war," U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton told lawyers for Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff. "I don't see how that will help us determine whether Mr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a "Drug Use Is Life Abuse" pin in his lapel, a top aide to national drug policy director William J. Bennett on Tuesday criticized the growing drug-legalization movement as a misguided effort that would increase human suffering and cost the nation billions of dollars. "What are you going to do, legalize PCP and crack?" Judge Reggie B. Walton asked a luncheon gathering at UC Irvine. "Look at what happened in Washington, D.C.
NATIONAL
February 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal judge held a former USA Today reporter in contempt of court as she continued refusing to identify sources for stories about a former Army scientist under scrutiny in the 2001 anthrax attacks. U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton said reporter Toni Locy defied his order in August that she cooperate with Steven J. Hatfill in his lawsuit against the government. Walton indicated that he would impose escalating daily fines until she divulged her sources, but that he would take a few more days to decide whether to postpone the penalty as she pursues an appeal.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Jurors in the perjury trial of ex-White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby expect to deliberate into next week. They asked U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton for a dictionary and more office supplies and asked to leave early today for the weekend. Walton denied the request for the dictionary but told jurors they could take off at 2 p.m. "So I assume they will not have a verdict tomorrow either," Walton told lawyers Thursday as jurors finished their seventh day of deliberations.
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