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Controversial OC Judge In Crossfire Of Lenient Child-Rapist Ruling Has His Defenders

“To attack Judge Kelly who spent his lifetime serving this county as a fearless prosecutor and an excellent judge is just terrible,” said defense attorney John Barnett.


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OC Supervisors Join Call For Resignation Of Judge Behind Lenient Sentence For Child Rapist

Orange County officials are joining an effort to get Judge Marc Kelly to resign after sentencing a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old family member to less than half the minimum sentence.


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Convicted Sex Offender Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing Girl For Nearly 7 Years

Aguilar faces more than 132 years to life in state prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled next month in LA Superior Court.


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Judge Bans 6 Gangs From Area Near Downtown LA

A Superior Court judge has granted a permanent injunction banning members of six Los Angeles street gangs from congregating or carrying weapons within a nearly 4-square-mile area near downtown.

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Judge Rules Porn Actress Can Sue Co-Star For Allegedly Giving Her STD

A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that an adult film actress is able to seek a judgement against a male co-star she says gave her a STD.


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Riverside Woman Sentenced to Life Without Parole In Murder Of Nurse, 66

RIVERSIDE ( — A Riverside woman has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the murder of her 66-year-old roommate. Ruthetta Lois Hopson was found guilty of first-degree muder in the […]


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Lawyer Says City’s 1st Openly Gay Officer Was Retaliated Against For Alleging Discrimination

Sergeant Mitchell Grobeson, the LAPD’s first openly gay officer, was retaliated against at work after he accused the city of discrimination for a second time, his lawyer told a jury Thursday.


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Ruling Halting Outsourcing Jobs In Costa Mesa Is Upheld

An Orange County appellate panel has upheld a lower court’s ruling halting Costa Mesa officials from laying off city employees and outsourcing jobs to private companies.

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Judge Dismisses Charges Against Former Bell Mayor, Councilman

A judge on Tuesday dismissed one of the two felony charges against a pair of former top-ranking officials in the city of Bell.

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Panel Removes OC Judge Who Fixed Traffic Tickets For Friends, Pastor

An Orange County Superior Court judge was removed by a state oversight panel for helping friends and relatives get out of traffic tickets for minimal costs.

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Six Appointed As Los Angeles Superior Court Judges

A half-dozen people were appointed today as Los Angeles Superior Court judges by Gov. Jerry Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2011

Michael Jackson's Doctor, Conrad Murray

Jurors To Begin Deliberations In Conrad Murray Trial Friday

Closing arguments concluded Thursday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.


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Judge Acquitted In Campaign Bribery Case

A jury has found a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge not guilty of offering to pay an opponent to drop out of a 2008 race for a judicial seat.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2011

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Attorney: OC Judge Fixed Traffic Tickets, But No Ethics Violation

Attorney Paul Meyer told a three-justice panel that while the action may have been irresponsible, it was not an intentional violation of judicial ethics.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/26/2011

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Judge Reprimanded For ‘Offensive’ Ku Klux Klan Joke

A veteran Superior Court judge reportedly said “people don’t have a sense of humor any more” after being admonished by a state review board.