Articles Tagged With ‘Judges’




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Brothers get vastly different sentences for Nipomo beating

San Luis Obispo County Judge John Trice recently sentenced two brothers who were convicted of a gang-related beating in Nipomo. One brother received nine years in prison, while the other received five years of probation. [Tribune] It was the brother... (Continue reading)

Prosecutor sworn in as new San Luis Obispo judge

Former San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Craig Van Rooyen was sworn in Friday as a SLO County Superior Court judge. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Van Rooyen to the bench in late June. Van Rooyen had served as a deputy district... (Continue reading)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of what appears to be natural causes Saturday at a resort in Texas, according to a federal report. Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, Scalia was the... (Continue reading)

Barry LaBarbera elected presiding judge

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judges voted last week to elect Barry LaBarbera as presiding judge and Ginger Garrett as assistant presiding judge. LaBarbera and Garret took over the positions immediately following the vote. The election marked the second... (Continue reading)

SLO judge appointed to California appellate court

California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed San Luis Obispo Judge Martin Tangeman to a state appellate court. Tangeman, a 62-year-old resident of Cambria, was awarded the role of associate justice of the Second District Court of Appeal, according to a... (Continue reading)

New judge appointed to SLO court

California Governor Jerry Brown has placed a new judge on the bench in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Gayle L. Peron, 60, will become a judge after having served as a commissioner in San Luis Obispo since 2006. Commissioners share... (Continue reading)

Judge John Trice accused of violating a divorce court order

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge John Trice is accused of failing to abide by a court order to provide part of his military retirement benefits to an ex-wife, according to a notice of formal proceedings... (Continue reading)

43 California judges reprimanded in 2014

Dozens of reprimands were handed to California judges in 2014 for a wide range of transgressions that include having sex in their chambers and demeaning defendants. [LA Times] Of the 43 reprimands, two were public reprimands for judges who had... (Continue reading)

California judges must steer clear of the Boy Scouts

The California Supreme Court has ruled that state court judges may no longer belong to the Boy Scouts of America. [NPR] An existing law bans judges from belonging to groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation. The Supreme Court ruling... (Continue reading)

Former Morro Bay cold case can go to trial

A San Luis Obispo judge has overruled a colleague in a once-cold Morro Bay murder case, determining Wednesday that the prosecution has a case worthy of trial. [Tribune] Nipomo resident James Lypps, 64, has been arrested for murder twice since... (Continue reading)



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