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July 11, 1988 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood union representatives have reacted strongly to KABC-TV commentator Bruce Herschensohn's public resignation from an entertainment union last Thursday. Herschensohn told The Times that he left the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to help show striking Writers Guild of America members "how you do it and that you can do it." The strike enters its 19th week today. Cheryl Rhoden, spokeswoman for the Writers Guild of America, West, said that "Mr.
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April 17, 2007 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court refused Monday to put stricter limits on racial slurs in the workplace, turning away an appeal from a black computer technician who was fired shortly after complaining that a white co-worker loudly described a pair of crime suspects as "two black monkeys in a cage." Robert Jordan was dismissed from his contract job for IBM in suburban Maryland a month after his complaint and was told that he was "being disruptive."
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July 25, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court's rulings in two key land use cases that expanded rights for property owners overturned decisions of the California Supreme Court under former Chief Justice Rose Bird. And they were not the only setbacks for the state bench in the term the high court completed last month. The justices agreed to hear appeals from six decisions of the state Supreme Court and overturned five of them.
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August 27, 2004 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge Thursday declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, faulting it for not including an exemption for cases in which the procedure was used to protect a woman's health. In the second such ruling in three months, U.S. District Judge Richard C. Casey said that such a provision in the law was required by a Supreme Court decision.
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February 3, 1999 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House prosecutors apparently have convinced Senate Republicans that they have a good case of obstruction of justice against President Clinton. It is not clear, however, that they could convince the judge who is presiding over the Senate impeachment trial, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Four years ago, he led the Supreme Court in overturning obstruction of justice charges against a California judge who had lied to two FBI agents and denied that he had revealed a secret wiretap. U.S.
NATIONAL
April 17, 2007 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court refused Monday to put stricter limits on racial slurs in the workplace, turning away an appeal from a black computer technician who was fired shortly after complaining that a white co-worker loudly described a pair of crime suspects as "two black monkeys in a cage." Robert Jordan was dismissed from his contract job for IBM in suburban Maryland a month after his complaint and was told that he was "being disruptive."
NATIONAL
August 27, 2004 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge Thursday declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, faulting it for not including an exemption for cases in which the procedure was used to protect a woman's health. In the second such ruling in three months, U.S. District Judge Richard C. Casey said that such a provision in the law was required by a Supreme Court decision.
NEWS
June 27, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
Wednesday was a big day for human rights. And it was a pretty good day for primate rights too. It was hard to miss news of the Supreme Court's twin rulings that furthered gay rights and marriage equality. Plenty of folks celebrated, including gay couples -- and wedding planners, caterers, florists and, sadly, probably divorce lawyers. Hey, love may be blind, but it's not always forever. Still, big as it was, that wasn't the only news out of Washington. As my colleague Julie Cart reported , “The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday it would retire the majority of the approximately 360 government-owned chimpanzees currently held in laboratories.” And I'm guessing that, nice as it is that gay folks are making progress on marriage equality, those chimps are equally thrilled that, from now on, they are going to get to be chimps and not medical guinea pigs.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013 | By Margaret Gray
How the Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage will affect comedy may not have been the first question on everybody's mind Wednesday. But for the audience at Judy Gold's one-woman show, “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom,” at the Geffen Playhouse, it was a pressing concern. The show, an extended stand-up act written by Gold and Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Amanda Charlton, first ran in New York in 2011. Would the news change it? Gold has spent a lot of her adult life trying to broaden the definition of the “normal” American family so that it can include her own: She's a Jewish lesbian comedian with two sons, an ex-partner, a new girlfriend and a difficult mother.
NEWS
February 3, 1999 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House prosecutors apparently have convinced Senate Republicans that they have a good case of obstruction of justice against President Clinton. It is not clear, however, that they could convince the judge who is presiding over the Senate impeachment trial, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Four years ago, he led the Supreme Court in overturning obstruction of justice charges against a California judge who had lied to two FBI agents and denied that he had revealed a secret wiretap. U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1988 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood union representatives have reacted strongly to KABC-TV commentator Bruce Herschensohn's public resignation from an entertainment union last Thursday. Herschensohn told The Times that he left the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to help show striking Writers Guild of America members "how you do it and that you can do it." The strike enters its 19th week today. Cheryl Rhoden, spokeswoman for the Writers Guild of America, West, said that "Mr.
NEWS
July 25, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court's rulings in two key land use cases that expanded rights for property owners overturned decisions of the California Supreme Court under former Chief Justice Rose Bird. And they were not the only setbacks for the state bench in the term the high court completed last month. The justices agreed to hear appeals from six decisions of the state Supreme Court and overturned five of them.
NEWS
June 26, 2013 | By Times staff writers
The Obama administration said it would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court in 2011. At the time Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, who had previously defended the law, said the Justice Department determined that DOMA was no longer constitutional. Holder today called the Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA “an enormous triumph for equal protection under the law for all Americans.” Holder said in a statement that the Department of Justice would work “expeditiously” to implement the court's decision.  “Despite this momentous victory, our nation's journey - towards equality, opportunity and justice for everyone in this country - is far from over,” Holder said. “ Important, life-changing work remains before us. And, as we move forward in a manner consistent with the Court's ruling, the Department of Justice is committed to continuing this work, and using every tool and legal authority available to us to combat discrimination and to safeguard the rights of all Americans.” 12:20 p.m.: Celebrities took to Twitter today to express their satisfaction with two Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.
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