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June 24, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Today's witness in Congress' Iran- contra hearings will be Stanley Sporkin, who was general counsel to the CIA when the agency arranged the first direct shipment of U.S. arms to Iran in November, 1985. After a top CIA official protested that such covert operations were potentially illegal unless formally approved by the President, Sporkin drafted a "finding" signed by President Reagan that declared the sale to be in the national security interest.
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February 17, 1995 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin, whose Microsoft edict this week stunned the corporate world, is a man of steel nerves who has never retreated from clashes with powerful interests. A pug-faced Yale University graduate, Sporkin, 63, has an intolerance for superfluous chatter, a reputation for a pragmatic legal approach in his rulings and a loyal following among the nation's top securities attorneys.
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January 22, 1993
Judge Stanley Sporkin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia spoke Tuesday at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. From his address: Defendant Compensation "What is society's obligation to individuals who have been held in pretrial custody for long periods of time and are either acquitted after a trial on the merits or are not prosecuted because the government, in its final assessment of the case . . . concludes there is no credible case against the individual?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1993
Judge Stanley Sporkin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia spoke Tuesday at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. From his address: Defendant Compensation "What is society's obligation to individuals who have been held in pretrial custody for long periods of time and are either acquitted after a trial on the merits or are not prosecuted because the government, in its final assessment of the case . . . concludes there is no credible case against the individual?
NEWS
April 4, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A former CIA official testified Monday that William J. Casey, the late CIA director, designated Oliver L. North to assist the Nicaraguan Contras after Congress cut off U.S. government funding for the rebel forces in 1984. The ex-official, Vincent M.
BUSINESS
February 17, 1995 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin, whose Microsoft edict this week stunned the corporate world, is a man of steel nerves who has never retreated from clashes with powerful interests. A pug-faced Yale University graduate, Sporkin, 63, has an intolerance for superfluous chatter, a reputation for a pragmatic legal approach in his rulings and a loyal following among the nation's top securities attorneys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1985 | Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday to approve President Reagan's nomination of the CIA's general counsel, Stanley Sporkin, to be a U.S. district judge in the District of Columbia.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1990
"This is a saga that demonstrates the excesses of a misconceived and misapplied regulatory program along with a group of individuals who were bent on exploiting these excesses." --U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin, in ruling that the government was justified in seizing Irvine-based Lincoln Savings & Loan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1985 | United Press International
Senate Democrats blocked confirmation of Margaret M. Heckler as U.S. ambassador to Ireland on Friday in retaliation for Republican refusal to approve CIA counsel Stanley Sporkin as a federal judge. The partisan standoff delayed until at least Monday Senate action on Heckler, Sporkin, 18 other nominations to the federal bench and two other ambassadorships. Heckler, former secretary of health and human services, faces no opposition as the next ambassador to Ireland.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Microsoft Hearing Delayed: U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin granted a government request to delay a scheduled hearing in the Microsoft Corp. antitrust case but not before issuing a lengthy 12-page re-explanation of his reasons for rejecting a proposed antitrust settlement between the computer software giant and the U.S. Department of Justice. Lawyers for Microsoft and the Justice Department are set to go before the U.S. Court of Appeals next month to appeal Judge Sporkin's ruling.
NEWS
April 4, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A former CIA official testified Monday that William J. Casey, the late CIA director, designated Oliver L. North to assist the Nicaraguan Contras after Congress cut off U.S. government funding for the rebel forces in 1984. The ex-official, Vincent M.
NEWS
June 24, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Today's witness in Congress' Iran- contra hearings will be Stanley Sporkin, who was general counsel to the CIA when the agency arranged the first direct shipment of U.S. arms to Iran in November, 1985. After a top CIA official protested that such covert operations were potentially illegal unless formally approved by the President, Sporkin drafted a "finding" signed by President Reagan that declared the sale to be in the national security interest.
NEWS
December 17, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A U.S. judge refused to block January's 3.2% pay raise for members of Congress. U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin said groups challenging the increase did not convince him the automatic adjustment violated the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. The challengers said they would appeal. The amendment, ratified in May, says: "No law varying the compensation for the services of the senators and representatives shall take effect until an election of representatives shall have intervened."
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