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September 24, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stanley Fleishman, an attorney physically disabled by polio from the age of 1, overcame handicaps to stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on crutches and win countless 1st Amendment and civil rights suits for clients ranging from the handicapped to pornographers. Fleishman died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of pneumonia and complications from surgery to remove a benign tumor. His daughter Bette said he died in his sleep. Fleishman was 79.
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September 24, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stanley Fleishman, an attorney physically disabled by polio from the age of 1, overcame handicaps to stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on crutches and win countless 1st Amendment and civil rights suits for clients ranging from the handicapped to pornographers. Fleishman died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of pneumonia and complications from surgery to remove a benign tumor. His daughter Bette said he died in his sleep. Fleishman was 79.
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November 18, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court Tuesday reinstated a civil rights lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles traffic officer-turned-call girl challenging the use of prostitution and pandering laws against pornographic film makers. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said there was room for First Amendment challenges to prosecutions under the statutes but said the federal courts should first allow the California Supreme Court to rule on the question.
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November 18, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court Tuesday reinstated a civil rights lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles traffic officer-turned-call girl challenging the use of prostitution and pandering laws against pornographic film makers. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said there was room for First Amendment challenges to prosecutions under the statutes but said the federal courts should first allow the California Supreme Court to rule on the question.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992
A lawsuit alleging that the new press box and luxury suites at the Rose Bowl are inaccessible to the handicapped, and therefore violate federal laws, has been filed in federal district court in Los Angeles by a former Olympic athlete. Century City attorney Stanley Fleishman said that Kirk Kilgour, a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic volleyball team, who became a quadriplegic in a 1976 training injury, is asking that entrances to the boxes and press box be reconstructed to make them accessible.
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April 21, 1993
A South Los Angeles doctor will not face a California Medical Board disciplinary hearing scheduled for today, as a result of a preliminary injunction issued by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Leo Kenneally faced allegations of negligence and incompetence and possible revocation of his license after several complaints. He sued to prevent the hearing when the board would not allow him to take depositions from potential witnesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1989
A Woodland Hills video distributor was sentenced to a year in prison Monday for selling videotapes of teen-age porn actress Traci Lords in violation of child pornography laws. U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon sentenced Rubin Gottesman, 56, to an additional term of three years' probation and fined his company, X-Citement Video, $100,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Holding that "the law is designed to protect children until they are adults," a federal judge Thursday convicted Van Nuys video distributor Rubin Gottesman of three child pornography charges stemming from the distribution of a trio of films in which teen-age porn queen Traci Lords appeared. U.S. District Judge David Kenyon rejected arguments that the federal child pornography statute is unconstitutional because it permits criminal convictions even in cases involving actresses, like Lords, who have acted in dozens of X-rated films and who persuade producers and distributors throughout the industry that they are older than their years.
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December 17, 1992 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court Wednesday overturned the conviction of a Woodland Hills video distributor for selling films featuring former porn queen Traci Lords when she was a minor, ruling that a federal law against distributing child pornography was unconstitutional. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that the 1977 law used to convict Rubin Gottesman was "fatally flawed" because it failed to require knowledge that one of the performers was under age 18.
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August 8, 1998 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think of it as academia meets "Boogie Nights." Porn stars and professors convened in Universal City on Friday morning for a three-day World Pornography Conference, a serious, occasionally X-rated exploration of eroticism and the 1st Amendment.
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April 3, 1998 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rose Elizabeth Bird, rarely seen in public since being ousted from the California Supreme Court more than a decade ago, temporarily abandoned her reclusiveness Thursday to be honored by 200 loyal fans. Much of the state treated Bird as a pariah in 1986 when the electorate--upset by her anti-death penalty rulings--voted the chief justice and two high court colleagues out of office.
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October 26, 1986 | From Associated Press
Some students with learning disabilities are attending a special school on borrowed time while their parents fight to keep the school open after this year. The Fernald School at UCLA is scheduled to close at the end of the academic year after 65 years of promoting unusually rapid progress for students and providing teaching experience for UCLA students. University officials decided that too little academic research is being conducted there and tried to shut the school in February.
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