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June 27, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state agency recommended Monday that an Orange County judge receive a public admonishment for making inappropriate comments to parties involved in three criminal cases between 1993 and 1997. The Commission on Judicial Performance criticized Judge Susanne S. Shaw for comments she made to prosecutors about two criminal cases--in one instance she suggested some Orange County prosecutors had drinking problems--and to a criminal defendant in a third case.
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June 27, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER
A state agency recommended Monday that an Orange County judge receive a public admonishment for making inappropriate comments to parties involved in three criminal cases between 1993 and 1997. The Commission on Judicial Performance criticized Judge Susanne Shaw for comments she made to prosecutors about two criminal cases (in one instance she suggested that some Orange County prosecutors had drinking problems) and to a criminal defendant in a third case.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999
An Orange County judge has been accused of making undignified and offensive comments in court, from badgering defendants or their families to lecturing a lawyer on her drinking habits. Superior Court Judge Susanne S. Shaw made "intimidating, demeaning, undignified and discourteous" remarks that gave the appearance of bias or prejudgment, according to a report filed this week by the state Commission on Judicial Performance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state agency recommended Monday that an Orange County judge receive a public admonishment for making inappropriate comments to parties involved in three criminal cases between 1993 and 1997. The Commission on Judicial Performance criticized Judge Susanne S. Shaw for comments she made to prosecutors about two criminal cases--in one instance she suggested some Orange County prosecutors had drinking problems--and to a criminal defendant in a third case.
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February 18, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state panel has rejected most of the misconduct allegations against an Orange County judge, saying her courtroom behavior--including stern lectures to drunk driving defendants and occasional singing--does not constitute wrongdoing. The three-judge panel for the Commission on Judicial Performance concluded that while Judge Susanne S. Shaw sometimes "crossed the line" in her dealings with defendants, her vocal stance against drunk driving is well-meaning and that she acts responsibly.
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May 6, 1999 | BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County judge has been accused by a state panel of routinely making offensive comments during court proceedings, including badgering defendants and, in one case, lecturing a lawyer on her drinking habits. Superior Court Judge Susanne S. Shaw made "intimidating, demeaning, undignified and discourteous" remarks that gave the appearance of bias, according to a report filed this week by the state Commission on Judicial Performance.
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February 18, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state panel rejected most of the misconduct allegations against an Orange County judge, saying her courtroom behavior--including stern lectures to drunk-driving defendants and occasional singing--does not constitute wrongdoing. The three-judge panel for the Commission on Judicial Performance concluded that while Judge Susanne S. Shaw sometimes "crossed the line" in her dealings with defendants, her vocal stance against drunk driving is well-meaning and she acts responsibly.
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October 11, 1988 | TERRY PRISTIN and MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writers
Two Orange County municipal judges are being investigated by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for allegedly offering lenient treatment to prostitutes in exchange for sex and showing favoritism toward other women with whom they had personal relationships.
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January 18, 1989 | JIM CARLTON and GEORGE FRANK and JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writers and
It was the biggest drug bust in the history of Newport Beach. On Jan. 21, 1985, police spotted the Sea Dolphin, a 45-foot sailboat, docked in violation of a 20-minute mooring limit at the city's M Street dock. They went aboard to issue a citation, and crew members could not produce registration papers. When the police thought they smelled marijuana, the boat was searched and nearly 6 tons of the stuff were confiscated. Six months later, Harbor Municipal Judge Russell A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2000 | STUART PFEIFER
A state agency recommended Monday that an Orange County judge receive a public admonishment for making inappropriate comments to parties involved in three criminal cases between 1993 and 1997. The Commission on Judicial Performance criticized Judge Susanne Shaw for comments she made to prosecutors about two criminal cases (in one instance she suggested that some Orange County prosecutors had drinking problems) and to a criminal defendant in a third case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state panel has rejected most of the misconduct allegations against an Orange County judge, saying her courtroom behavior--including stern lectures to drunk driving defendants and occasional singing--does not constitute wrongdoing. The three-judge panel for the Commission on Judicial Performance concluded that while Judge Susanne S. Shaw sometimes "crossed the line" in her dealings with defendants, her vocal stance against drunk driving is well-meaning and that she acts responsibly.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state panel rejected most of the misconduct allegations against an Orange County judge, saying her courtroom behavior--including stern lectures to drunk-driving defendants and occasional singing--does not constitute wrongdoing. The three-judge panel for the Commission on Judicial Performance concluded that while Judge Susanne S. Shaw sometimes "crossed the line" in her dealings with defendants, her vocal stance against drunk driving is well-meaning and she acts responsibly.
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November 19, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hearings in a state probe of Orange County Superior Court Judge Susanne Shaw ended Thursday with her lawyer saying the veteran judge may have offended some but never crossed the line into judicial misconduct. In closing remarks to a panel of three appellate justices, attorney Thomas M. Goethals stressed that Shaw never violated any rules or ethical boundaries. "If style is what is objectionable here, then God help us.
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November 18, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judge Susanne Shaw took the witness stand Wednesday in her defense against misconduct charges, denying most allegations and saying that investigators twisted her statements to make her appear unethical. In forceful and at times defiant testimony, the Orange County Superior Court jurist described herself as a compassionate person who strives to inspire defendants to overcome hardships and addictions. Her courtroom behavior is direct and open, she said, but does not cross the line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Superior Court Judge Susanne Shaw, currently under state investigation for alleged judicial misconduct, presided over a 1997 drug case that was dismissed after another judge ruled that she persuaded a defense witness not to testify. The incident, uncovered this week in court documents, is not related to the 12 charges against Shaw that a state commission is now investigating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County judge under investigation for allegedly badgering defendants and lecturing courtroom audiences about the dangers of drinking says her remarks do not reflect bias and were merely intended to encourage people to take "personal responsibility for themselves and their lives." In a strongly worded response to charges filed against her by the state Commission on Judicial Performance, Superior Court Judge Susanne S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judge Susanne Shaw took the witness stand Wednesday in her defense against misconduct charges, denying most allegations and saying that investigators twisted her statements to make her appear unethical. In forceful and at times defiant testimony, the Orange County Superior Court jurist described herself as a compassionate person who strives to inspire defendants to overcome hardships and addictions. Her courtroom behavior is direct and open, she said, but does not cross the line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Superior Court Judge Susanne Shaw, currently under state investigation for alleged judicial misconduct, presided over a 1997 drug case that was dismissed after another judge ruled that she persuaded a defense witness not to testify. The incident, uncovered this week in court documents, is not related to the 12 charges against Shaw that a state commission is now investigating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a realm that relishes decorum, Orange County Superior Court Judge Susanne S. Shaw's not afraid to mouth off. She'll do her own version of Scared Straight from the bench, telling a good-looking defendant he'll be a prized catch among his fellow prison inmates. She's been known to sing to felons as they're hauled off to jail. But when she thinks they deserve it, Shaw offers a break for a sympathetic defendant, her supporters say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999
An Orange County judge has been accused of making undignified and offensive comments in court, from badgering defendants or their families to lecturing a lawyer on her drinking habits. Superior Court Judge Susanne S. Shaw made "intimidating, demeaning, undignified and discourteous" remarks that gave the appearance of bias or prejudgment, according to a report filed this week by the state Commission on Judicial Performance.
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