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July 15, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Judicial Performance Commission urged Thursday that a San Bernardino County Justice Court judge be publicly censured for a series of improper actions on the bench. The watchdog commission, by a narrow 5-4 vote, asked the state Supreme Court to reprimand Judge David Press, 75, of the Crest Forest Justice Court for prejudicial and willful misconduct in office.
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March 1, 2005 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The circus began as soon as Superior Court Judge John N. Martin's courtroom opened at 8 a.m. More than a dozen disheveled inmates in orange jumpsuits shuffled into the crowded San Bernardino courtroom on a recent morning. Public defenders, whispering, scurried from one prisoner to another. Bailiffs bounced from the courtroom to the crammed hallway, calling in defendants and witnesses.
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August 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Workers at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court here were on edge after two .22-caliber bullets were fired through the second-floor window of a judge's chambers. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lynne Riddle said she was doing paperwork in her chambers most of the day Sunday but briefly left the courthouse around 12:30 p.m., shortly before an attorney working nearby heard gunfire. When Riddle returned, she noticed that two bullets had shattered the window near her computer. "We're all very uneasy now.
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August 20, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Workers at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court here were on edge after two .22-caliber bullets were fired through the second-floor window of a judge's chambers. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Lynne Riddle said she was doing paperwork in her chambers most of the day Sunday but briefly left the courthouse around 12:30 p.m., shortly before an attorney working nearby heard gunfire. When Riddle returned, she noticed that two bullets had shattered the window near her computer. "We're all very uneasy now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2005 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
The circus began as soon as Superior Court Judge John N. Martin's courtroom opened at 8 a.m. More than a dozen disheveled inmates in orange jumpsuits shuffled into the crowded San Bernardino courtroom on a recent morning. Public defenders, whispering, scurried from one prisoner to another. Bailiffs bounced from the courtroom to the crammed hallway, calling in defendants and witnesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. Atty. Gen. William P. Barr said Thursday that the Justice Department is resuming its review of the Rodney G. King incident to determine whether there has been a criminal violation of federal civil rights laws. "It's important for people to remember," Barr said, "that the verdicts (Wednesday) on state charges are not the end of the process. The Department of Justice is responsible for enforcing the civil rights laws of the United States and it will do so vigorously."
NEWS
July 15, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Judicial Performance Commission urged Thursday that a San Bernardino County Justice Court judge be publicly censured for a series of improper actions on the bench. The watchdog commission, by a narrow 5-4 vote, asked the state Supreme Court to reprimand Judge David Press, 75, of the Crest Forest Justice Court for prejudicial and willful misconduct in office.
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