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February 12, 1988 | TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writer
Former Catalina Justice Court Judge Robert H. Furey Jr., ousted last year by the California Supreme Court for repeatedly abusing his contempt powers and other acts of judicial misconduct, has been hired as a deputy Los Angeles County public defender, the head of the office said Thursday. "He did a good job when he worked for us before," said Public Defender Wilbur F. Littlefield.
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February 12, 1988 | TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writer
Former Catalina Justice Court Judge Robert H. Furey Jr., ousted last year by the California Supreme Court for repeatedly abusing his contempt powers and other acts of judicial misconduct, has been hired as a deputy Los Angeles County public defender, the head of the office said Thursday. "He did a good job when he worked for us before," said Public Defender Wilbur F. Littlefield.
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October 30, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the removal from office of Catalina Justice Court Judge Robert H. Furey Jr., finding that he had repeatedly abused his contempt powers and committed other acts of judicial misconduct. Furey, 58, a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney and public defender, is only the sixth judge to be removed from the bench by the court in the last 23 years. Sixteen others have received public censure, but remained in office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1987 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the removal from office of Catalina Justice Court Judge Robert H. Furey Jr., finding that he had repeatedly abused his contempt powers and committed other acts of judicial misconduct. Furey, 58, a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney and public defender, is only the sixth judge to be removed from the bench by the court in the last 23 years. Sixteen others have received public censure, but remained in office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1988
The crowded field of 16 contenders for the one-day-a-week Catalina Justice Court judgeship was cut to two candidates in Tuesday's election. Peter J. Mirich and Joe Piro, both of San Pedro, will face each other in the Nov. 8 general election. Mirich, a San Pedro lawyer, was the top finisher with 322 votes, or 33%, while Piro, a deputy city attorney, received 183 votes, or 19%. Jeffrey M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1988
San Pedro criminal defense attorney Peter Mirich was elected judge of the Catalina Justice Court in Avalon by more than a 2-1 margin, despite an aggressive campaign by opponent Joe Piro, who claimed in election eve mailers that he was the choice of the Republican Party. Mirich received 67.3% of the vote for the sole judicial post on Santa Catalina Island, to 32.7% for Piro, a deputy city attorney for Los Angeles.
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December 26, 1986 | Associated Press
The judge of Santa Catalina Island's only Justice Court has asked the state Supreme Court for public censure instead of the removal recommended by a state commission, saying his mistakes were due to inexperience. In papers filed with the court this week, Judge Robert Furey said his actions were those of "an inexperienced judge trying to grapple with the demands of new and heavy responsibilities" and were "not the product of bad faith or malicious, personal motivations."
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July 6, 1986 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
The Commission on Judicial Performance has called for the removal of a Northern California judge who failed to decide cases fast enough, including one case that lingered for more than three years. The commission made the recommendation Thursday on a 6-1 vote, noting that Judge Bernard P. McCullough of the San Benito County Justice Court failed to heed three warnings dating back to 1981 for similar delays.
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October 30, 1987 | From The Associated Press
For the first time since 1983, the state Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a judge removed from the bench, saying Catalina Justice Court Judge Robert Furey had been vindictive and abusive to people appearing before him. In a unanimous decision, the court found Furey guilty of eight acts of "willful misconduct."
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February 14, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
They talked about law and order. They talked about judicial impartiality. They talked about the tradition of the bench and service to the community. But only a few of the candidates for Catalina Justice Court judge confessed last week to another reason they are running for the one-day-a-week job--the allure of the island.
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February 20, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
They talked about law and order. They talked about judicial impartiality. They talked about the tradition of the bench and service to the community. But only a few of the candidates for Catalina Justice Court judge confessed last week to another reason they are running for the one-day-a-week job: the allure of the island.
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