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May 12, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has recommended to President Clinton that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Florence-Marie Cooper be nominated to a judgeship on the federal district court in Los Angeles. Feinstein on Tuesday praised Cooper, 59, as "an intelligent and hard-working jurist who has served with distinction in the California state courts and would be a valuable addition to the federal court."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999
Four federal judges have refused to hear a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department after their colleague withdrew from the case, citing his disdain for city lawyers who had suggested he was biased. Dean D. Pregerson, Nora M. Manella, Ronald S.W. Lew and William D. Keller gave various reasons why they cannot hear the politically charged case, which involves the LAPD's controversial Special Investigations Section.
NEWS
April 19, 1999 | GEORGE SKELTON
Call Gov. Gray Davis a wimp. Say he's indecisive and gutless. Characterize his action on Proposition 187 as a gimmick. Go ahead, you'll have lots of company. Myself, I think Davis made the only move he realistically could have. It probably will turn out to be good politics and also good public policy. Indeed, he did a favor for Latino leaders and liberals--Prop. 187's hard-core opponents--although many have been moaning about his surprise decision to seek court mediation of the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that she has recommended two prominent Los Angeles public interest lawyers to President Clinton for federal trial judgeships here. Boxer urged the president to nominate Dolly M. Gee, a labor lawyer, and Fredric D. Woocher, who successfully represented Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) in the House of Representatives when incumbent Robert Dornan challenged her narrow victory over him in 1996.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Tuesday nominated Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gary A. Feess for a seat on the federal bench. The president also resubmitted the names of two judicial candidates from Southern California whose nominations expired last year without receiving Senate confirmation. The holdover nominees are U.S. District Judge Richard A. Paez for a seat on the federal appeals court and U.S. Magistrate Virginia A. Phillips for a District Court judgeship.
NEWS
October 20, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With lawyers for President Clinton and Paula Corbin Jones returning to court today to argue whether her sexual harassment lawsuit should be reinstated, a federal court in Little Rock on Monday began releasing hundreds of pages of sealed documents that show both sides making an issue of the sexual history of the other. Originally asked by Jones' attorneys if he ever had sex with a woman other than his wife, Clinton protested that the question was too broad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' federal judges announced new disciplinary rules Thursday for lawyers who practice in their courtrooms, but questions arose over whether attorneys can be punished for making disparaging remarks about the jurists. The judges, who preside in the largest federal court district in the nation, provoked a storm of dissent within the legal community in January when they circulated a proposal that called for punishing lawyers who "impugn the character or integrity of any judicial officer."
NEWS
May 9, 1998 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The White House and the Senate, prodded by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, have broken a political logjam over filling vacant judgeships on the embattled U.S. Court of Appeals for the western states. So far this year, three new judges have been added to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and two others are nearing final approval in the Senate. Three other nominees were sent to Capitol Hill recently.
NEWS
April 28, 1998 | Washington Post
The Senate has confirmed 20 Clinton judicial nominees this year, according to a tally by the liberal Alliance for Justice. That compares with two confirmed at this time last year. The group notes that, even so, the pace barely kept up with the vacancy rate. In January, there were 86 openings on the federal bench. Now there are 80. And with the shortened work schedule this election year, the number of vacancies may not be much lower by Jan. 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
President Clinton nominated U.S. Atty. Nora Manella on Tuesday for a seat on the federal District Court bench in Los Angeles. Manella, who must be confirmed by the Senate, served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles for eight years before becoming U.S. attorney here. Sen. Dianne Feinstein recommended Manella, 46, for the judgeship. Clinton named Manella to her current position in 1994. During her tenure as U.S.
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