April 20, 1988 |
The Senate should stop requiring Supreme Court nominees to testify in public because the confirmation hearings can "completely distort" the candidates' qualifications, a panel of lawyers recommended Tuesday. "The confirmation process has become dangerously close to looking like the electoral process," the Task Force on Judicial Selection, a privately financed committee chaired by former New York Gov. Hugh L. Carey, concluded in a report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1992
Scheduled appearances before the Orange County Grand Jury of three assistants to Supervisor Don R. Roth have been postponed until next week, officials said Thursday. The Roth aides had been ordered to testify before the grand jury today. They were subpoenaed last week by the district attorney's office as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into whether Roth, 71, exchanged political favors for unreported gifts from several local business people.
September 17, 1991 |
Assuring Senate Democrats that he believes in upholding legal precedents, even those he personally disagrees with, Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas completed his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Liberals and women's rights advocates have feared that conservatives who now control the high court will move aggressively to reverse some rulings, including decisions upholding legalized abortion, affirmative action and the separation of church and state.
December 19, 1989 |
A congressional subcommittee will investigate whether FBI agents intimidated a Salvadoran woman and caused her to recant earlier statements she had made, linking elements of El Salvador's armed forces to last month's murders of six Jesuit priests in San Salvador, it was learned Monday. The civil and constitutional rights subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee plans to examine complaints from U.S.
September 25, 2003 |
Al Qaeda prisoners would testify that terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui was not involved in planning either the Sept. 11 attacks or a later operation, defense lawyers argued in a written motion made public Wednesday. Bidding for dismissal of the charges, the lawyers argued that the government's refusal to allow the captives to testify would deny Moussaoui a fair trial and could unjustly lead to his execution. U.S.
June 24, 1992 |
A former undersecretary of commerce has told congressional investigators that White House officials and top aides to former Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher supervised preparation of a list of export licenses to Iraq that was altered before it was submitted to Congress, it was disclosed Tuesday. The claims by the former official, Dennis E. Kloske, stopped short of saying that the officials ordered the changes.
February 25, 1988 |
Charging that Tawana Brawley's continued refusal to cooperate "fosters disrespect for the process of law," Gov. Mario M. Cuomo urged Wednesday that the teen-ager be required to testify before a grand jury investigating her allegations that she was kidnaped and raped by a group of white men, including an assailant who displayed a police-like badge. The complicated and racially sensitive case in Dutchess County, north of New York City, has drawn national attention.
July 12, 1991
Police Chief Daryl F. Gates and three former and current aides testified under oath last month before the Christopher Commission. Their testimony provides an extraordinary glimpse into the attitudes and policies of the LAPD's leadership on issues ranging from excessive force to officer discipline. Following are excerpts of transcripts released Thursday: POLICE CHIEF DARYL F.
May 11, 1997 |
Robert Levine knows all the stories. The gray-haired man talking with his wife over in the corner is a mob lawyer from the Midwest. The stout, mustachioed gentleman opposite him is a Mexican drug lord holding court with his extended family, complete with mournful wife, bored-looking daughter and solicitous son-in-law. Scattered about elsewhere in the linoleum-tiled waiting room on visiting day in the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2000 |
Hours before he was killed, Nick Markowitz thought he was finally going home. It had been a strange, often scary two-day odyssey since a group of young men snatched him off the street in his sleepy West Hills neighborhood and carted him up the coast to Santa Barbara, according to testimony before a grand jury in Santa Barbara County.