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December 17, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There are few sure bets in life, but the approval of Samuel Paz as a federal judge seemed like one of them. The story of why it has not happened--and why it may never happen--is a cautionary tale about what can transpire when law and politics collide.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed to pay $722,000 to settle a civil lawsuit filed by a former jail inmate who said Sheriff Lee Baca showed "deliberate indifference" to dangerous conditions in the county jails. Dion Starr, 44, said he was stabbed 23 times by Latino gang members while in custody at Men's Central Jail in 2006. Starr's attorney's said Starr -- who is black -- is not affiliated with a gang. Starr argued that Baca's failure to correct security issues in the jails made him ultimately responsible.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Thursday that she has recommended to President Clinton that he nominate a liberal Los Angeles Municipal Court judge and an Alhambra lawyer who has frequently represented victims of police abuse to highly coveted federal District Court judgeships. Boxer tapped Municipal Judge Richard A. Paez and Alhambra attorney Samuel Paz for the judgeships, which carry lifetime tenure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County has paid a $950,000 settlement to the family of an Ojai Valley man shot two years ago during a standoff with sheriff's deputies. The county agreed to the settlement to avoid going to trial in the lawsuit filed by relatives of Piarre Reed. Reed, 43, was killed by a SWAT sniper outside his Maricopa Highway home in October 2003 after deputies responded to calls of shots fired at the Ojai-area residence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed to pay $722,000 to settle a civil lawsuit filed by a former jail inmate who said Sheriff Lee Baca showed "deliberate indifference" to dangerous conditions in the county jails. Dion Starr, 44, said he was stabbed 23 times by Latino gang members while in custody at Men's Central Jail in 2006. Starr's attorney's said Starr -- who is black -- is not affiliated with a gang. Starr argued that Baca's failure to correct security issues in the jails made him ultimately responsible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal judge nominees Samuel Paz of Los Angeles and Judith McConnell of San Diego, both of whom had drawn conservative opposition, Friday withdrew their names from consideration after being told that the White House did not want to fight the new Republican majority on their behalf. Paz, 51, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union in Southern California, had drawn fire because of his successful work suing police departments on behalf of people alleging police brutality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County has paid a $950,000 settlement to the family of an Ojai Valley man shot two years ago during a standoff with sheriff's deputies. The county agreed to the settlement to avoid going to trial in the lawsuit filed by relatives of Piarre Reed. Reed, 43, was killed by a SWAT sniper outside his Maricopa Highway home in October 2003 after deputies responded to calls of shots fired at the Ojai-area residence.
NEWS
May 21, 1989 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County has settled a lawsuit against a Lakewood station sheriff's deputy by paying $50,000 to the 8-year-old son of a man who was fatally wounded during a traffic stop in 1984. The recent award by the county Claims Board ends a wrongful-death suit filed by the family of Danny Ray Keele, a part-time janitor who was shot while sitting in his car in the parking lot of a motel on Lakewood Boulevard in Bellflower where he was staying with his girlfriend and young son. Keele, 25, who had been pulled over for weaving in traffic, was shot in the back at close range after he allegedly grabbed the gun hand of rookie Deputy Steven Minnis, who had leaned into Keele's car to investigate, county lawyers said.
NEWS
June 23, 1986 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
It was a traditional lawyer's wedding. The judge was kept waiting. But the judge in this case, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, couldn't be riled. He was an old friend of the groom, Samuel Paz, and, he said, he has always liked to perform weddings. "A wedding is a very special time. It's one of the few occasions when a judge can do something that pleases everyone," Reynoso said.
OPINION
December 25, 1994
The stalled confirmation of R. Samuel Paz to be a U.S. District judge proves once and for all that the difference between Republicans and Democrats is biological: The former are vertebrates and the latter are invertebrates. There can be no other explanation. The chutzpah of U.S. senators who voted to confirm Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court now blocking theconfirmation of Paz, who has spent his entire professional career suing police to enforce the U.S. Constitution, is alarming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal judge nominees Samuel Paz of Los Angeles and Judith McConnell of San Diego, both of whom had drawn conservative opposition, Friday withdrew their names from consideration after being told that the White House did not want to fight the new Republican majority on their behalf. Paz, 51, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union in Southern California, had drawn fire because of his successful work suing police departments on behalf of people alleging police brutality.
OPINION
December 25, 1994
The stalled confirmation of R. Samuel Paz to be a U.S. District judge proves once and for all that the difference between Republicans and Democrats is biological: The former are vertebrates and the latter are invertebrates. There can be no other explanation. The chutzpah of U.S. senators who voted to confirm Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court now blocking theconfirmation of Paz, who has spent his entire professional career suing police to enforce the U.S. Constitution, is alarming.
NEWS
December 17, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
There are few sure bets in life, but the approval of Samuel Paz as a federal judge seemed like one of them. The story of why it has not happened--and why it may never happen--is a cautionary tale about what can transpire when law and politics collide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Thursday that she has recommended to President Clinton that he nominate a liberal Los Angeles Municipal Court judge and an Alhambra lawyer who has frequently represented victims of police abuse to highly coveted federal District Court judgeships. Boxer tapped Municipal Judge Richard A. Paez and Alhambra attorney Samuel Paz for the judgeships, which carry lifetime tenure.
NEWS
May 21, 1989 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County has settled a lawsuit against a Lakewood station sheriff's deputy by paying $50,000 to the 8-year-old son of a man who was fatally wounded during a traffic stop in 1984. The recent award by the county Claims Board ends a wrongful-death suit filed by the family of Danny Ray Keele, a part-time janitor who was shot while sitting in his car in the parking lot of a motel on Lakewood Boulevard in Bellflower where he was staying with his girlfriend and young son. Keele, 25, who had been pulled over for weaving in traffic, was shot in the back at close range after he allegedly grabbed the gun hand of rookie Deputy Steven Minnis, who had leaned into Keele's car to investigate, county lawyers said.
NEWS
June 23, 1986 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
It was a traditional lawyer's wedding. The judge was kept waiting. But the judge in this case, California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, couldn't be riled. He was an old friend of the groom, Samuel Paz, and, he said, he has always liked to perform weddings. "A wedding is a very special time. It's one of the few occasions when a judge can do something that pleases everyone," Reynoso said.
NEWS
June 5, 1986
A 9-year-old girl has won a $180,000 damage award against El Monte for injuries received while playing on a merry-go-round at municipally owned Mountain View Park. Belinda Ramirez's foot was mangled in the 1982 accident and two toes had to be amputated. R. Samuel Paz, attorney for Ramirez, contended that the merry-go-round was dangerous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1987
Organizers of the Sunset Junction Festival have filed a $500,000 claim against the City of Los Angeles for damages suffered when police forced them to end a Labor Day weekend event a day early. "Basically, they were discriminated against . . . because they are gay and lesbian people," said the group's attorney, Samuel Paz. A three-day Labor Day concert was to have raised money for the annual Sunset Junction Street Fair in the Silver Lake area.
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