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May 13, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Early in the Reagan Administration, then-Atty. Gen. William French Smith was blocked from fully considering legal implications of covert foreign policy operations, the Justice Department's former counsel for intelligence policy disclosed Thursday. The result, Richard K. Willard said, was a "seriously flawed" process that excluded "adequate legal advice." And he added: "The ultimate result was the Iran-Contra affair."
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May 13, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Early in the Reagan Administration, then-Atty. Gen. William French Smith was blocked from fully considering legal implications of covert foreign policy operations, the Justice Department's former counsel for intelligence policy disclosed Thursday. The result, Richard K. Willard said, was a "seriously flawed" process that excluded "adequate legal advice." And he added: "The ultimate result was the Iran-Contra affair."
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September 13, 1985 | Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday to approve President Reagan's nomination of Richard K. Willard as assistant attorney general in charge of the civil division.
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May 19, 1987 | Associated Press
A bill that would allow military personnel to file medical malpractice suits against the federal government for peacetime injuries suffered in military hospitals was approved Monday by the House Judiciary Committee. The measure was approved on a voice vote and sent to the House floor, despite objections raised by the Defense and Justice departments at a hearing in March. The Pentagon's general counsel, H.
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March 18, 1986 | From the Washington Post
President Reagan was presented Monday with recommendations for dealing with the nation's liability insurance crisis, including limits on attorneys' fees and restrictions on punitive damages and damage awards for "pain and suffering," White House officials said. At a meeting of the Domestic Policy Council, Reagan was told the problem is "out of control," with escalating premiums, insurance shortages and skyrocketing damage awards, the officials said.
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November 15, 1986 | United Press International
The Reagan Administration announced stepped-up efforts Friday to collect $68 billion in delinquent debts and government loans, with one official declaring that "Uncle Sam ain't gonna be Uncle Patsy anymore." At a Justice Department news conference, officials said they will use four laws recently signed by President Reagan to toughen federal debt collection and better combat waste, fraud and abuse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1987
The record-breaking $2-million fine levied against the Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., and the company's agreement to pay federal investigative expenses and a substantial settlement with consumers, are instructive lessons to those who have dismissed the Food and Drug Administration as unnecessary and who felt the market afforded adequate protections to consumers. In this case, fortunately, there were no deaths. There may, however, have been nutritional deficiencies for thousands of babies.
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June 20, 1987 | Associated Press
The Justice Department urged a federal judge Friday to reject an independent counsel's efforts to compel the Canadian ambassador to testify against former White House aide Michael K. Deaver. The department's 13-page brief said that Canadian Ambassador Allan E. Gotlieb and his wife are entitled to diplomatic immunity from testifying at Deaver's upcoming perjury trial.
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September 14, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to investigate the Justice Department's handling of white-collar crime, committee Chairman Strom Thurmond (R-S. C.) said Friday. The panel agreed to look into the department's handling of a series of prosecutions against large corporations after Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) criticized the department for dropping charges against or failing to seek prison terms for individuals in cases involving E. F. Hutton & Co., Eli Lilly & Co.
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November 14, 1987 | From the Washington Post
Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp., the nation's second-largest baby food producer, pleaded guilty Friday to 215 felony counts of intentionally shipping millions of jars of bogus apple juice for babies. According to the government, Beech-Nut knew that the jars were filled with a cheaper mix of other juices and sugar syrups. U.S. District Judge Thomas C.
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April 1, 1986 | ELEANOR CLIFT, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan has decided to ask Congress for legislation to cap skyrocketing insurance costs because the only alternative "to averting a crisis in the insurance industry would be some federal subsidy," a White House official said Monday.
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