May 11, 1991 |
President Bush defended his office Friday against what he characterized as persistent congressional meddling, accusing legislative leaders of seeking to accumulate power by "micromanaging" White House decisions. In a speech dedicating a social science complex at Princeton University, Bush renewed a favorite theme of his Administration, arguing that the executive branch must be protected against unwarranted congressional intrusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1991 |
A Los Angeles judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday postponing the printing of a controversial June ballot measure that Mayor Tom Bradley says he signed by mistake. The decision by Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Sohigian came after a hearing requested by Bradley's attorneys, who are seeking to prevent City Clerk Elias Martinez from carrying out the election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1991 |
On Monday morning, five hours before his date with the matter of Daryl F. Gates vs. the Board of Police Commissioners, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald M. Sohigian stood at the courthouse escalators, talking to a prosecutor. Deputy Dist. Atty. Shirley Donoho had smiled when she saw him; here was a judge she had always liked and respected, and she told how she missed him now that he was handling cases outside her speciality. "He's a little bit on the shy side," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1991 |
Signing an ordinance he had intended to veto, Mayor Tom Bradley unintentionally placed on the June ballot a measure that would give the Los Angeles City Council greater authority over the boards and commissions that he appoints, officials said Tuesday. Whether the measure will stay on the ballot became questionable after the mayor realized his mistake and attempted to undo it with a veto. A Bradley spokesman said the mayor issued the belated veto on the advice of City Atty. James K. Hahn.
December 4, 1990 |
The Constitution, though vague on many points, is quite clear on one: "Congress shall have the power . . . to declare war." Yet the White House says President Bush can begin a war against Iraq on his own authority. Bush has promised only to "consult" with congressional leaders but not to seek a formal vote of approval by Congress. If the President is violating the Constitution, why doesn't someone go to court and force him to stop?
November 15, 1990 |
President Bush, seeking to mute congressional criticism of his Persian Gulf policies, assured key lawmakers Wednesday that war with Iraq is not imminent and that he will give sanctions more time to compel an Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait. After a week of mounting doubt, confusion and criticism of Bush's decision to almost double the number of U.S.
October 16, 1990 |
Airlines that boldly advertise low fares but mention extra charges only in tiny type cannot be attacked for deceptive advertising under state laws, according to a ruling that the Supreme Court let stand Monday. The high court refused to hear an appeal by attorneys from 34 states, including California, who contended that the airlines are misleading consumers through deceptive ads. In April, a U.S. appeals court in New Orleans ruled that airline ads are off-limits to state law.
October 15, 1990 |
At a luncheon speech in Akron, Ohio, last month, George Bush came out breathing fire, blaming congressional Democrats for blocking a budget agreement and threatening to campaign against them "in every state in the union." But by dinnertime, at a stop in Chicago, the President was sounding a different tune: Warned that some of his charges had angered key Democrats and jeopardized prospects for reaching a budget compromise, the President sought to soothe the opposition leaders' feelings.
September 19, 1990 |
A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an unusual attempt by Congress to bar legal challenges by environmentalists to logging plans they see as a threat to the northern spotted owl and the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3 to 0 that a key provision of a 1989 federal law violated the Constitution by prohibiting courts from deciding whether logging plans met environmental standards.
March 23, 1990 |
In a rare televised speech, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on Thursday urged Canadians to "join together," and he proposed ways of resolving linguistic and constitutional arguments that have raised the possibility of Quebec splitting off from the rest of Canada. In an attempt at compromise, Mulroney said he will introduce a new set of constitutional amendments into the Canadian House of Commons next week.