June 26, 1986
A long-standing federal court ban on the use of IQ tests to decide which schoolchildren should be placed in educable mentally retarded (EMR) classes was upheld by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The jurists concluded in a split decision that San Francisco District Court Judge Robert F.
August 11, 1990 |
Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of federal Judge Robert P. Aguilar concluded their case with the testimony of Aguilar's colleague, Robert F. Peckham, former chief judge for the Northern California federal court district, and two FBI agents. Peckham and the agents who followed as defense witnesses testified that in the summer of 1987, the FBI agents saw Aguilar, 59, lunching with Abe Chapman, 84, a self-described mob hit man in the 1930s who also had several drug convictions.
January 22, 1987
Larry Layton, facing life in prison for conspiring to kill Rep. Leo Ryan and a diplomat in the Jonestown murder-suicide, said he wants a new lawyer to replace the one who has defended him for the last five years. Robert Bryan, the new lawyer, told San Francisco U.S. District Judge Robert F.
September 8, 1986 |
Fifteen years after Jose Vasquez sued the San Jose School District to end segregation at his son's school, his three grandchildren will join nearly 30,000 students today on the first day of court-ordered desegregation. About 6,000 students ages 5 to 18 were expected to ride buses between the more affluent and white southern part of the district and the Mexican and Asian areas in the north. The district is 55% white, 31% Latino, 10% Asian, 2.5% black, plus American Indians and other groups.
April 29, 1985 |
The Supreme Court today let stand a ruling that will force an end to the segregation of Latino students in San Jose public schools. The justices, without comment, refused to review a federal appeals court decision that the longstanding segregation of Latino students from Anglo students was intentional and therefore unconstitutional.
September 13, 1990 |
Television and still cameras, which have gone everywhere from the moon to the bottom of the ocean, will finally creep into a few federal courts under a plan approved Wednesday by the top judges of the U.S. court system. Beginning next July, six federal trial courts and two appellate courts will get permission to allow news cameras to photograph, record and broadcast civil proceedings. However, cameras will not be allowed during trials or appeals of criminal cases.