RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Orange County Superior Court

A collection of news and information related to Orange County Superior Court published by this site and its partners.

Top Orange County Superior Court Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

    Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife
    A former UC Irvine graduate student was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-wife on campus after a child-support dispute. Judge William Froeberg also ordered Brian Hughes Benedict to pay almost $200,000 in...
  • It's A Gray Area: Finding a common ground with Iran

    I have tentatively been invited to speak at a "New Horizons" worldwide conference in Tehran, Iran, at the beginning of September. From what a friend of mine who attended the conference last year said, this is an amazing opportunity to meet and share...
  • Panel focuses on pill abuse

    "For me I feel like it's drugs for breakfast, drugs for lunch, drugs for dinner, drugs drugs drugs," Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams said. "That's been my diet for 11 years on the bench." Adams, who hears felony arraignments at the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Criminals need lawyers, for the sake of our judicial system

    So many times I hear the question: "How can defense attorneys defend those criminals — particularly if you know they are guilty?" The answer is at least four-fold. First, and quite fundamentally, the 5th and 14th amendments to the Constitution...
  • Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church holds its first same-sex wedding

     Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church holds its first same-sex wedding
    This article has been corrected. See note below. Jose Lopez-Mercedes and Steven Fenn, Jr., had this special day planned three years ago. So when the United States Supreme Court ruled late last month that backers of Proposition 8 — a ballot...
  • Jewish groups urge that 'Irvine 11' convictions be upheld

    Three Jewish organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Irvine 11 case urging a state appellate court to uphold the students' misdemeanor convictions. The American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish...
  • Court denies employees request to stop jail plan

    SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday declined a request by the Costa Mesa Employees Assn. to block a city proposal to privatize its jail. Judge Luis Rodriguez denied the association's request because the City Council had not...
  • It's A Gray Area: Politics is sports by other means

    What is your political philosophy? It is an interesting question that few people really give time to think about. With apologies to George Carlin, here's how I see the three largest political parties in our country. Republicans are like football...
  • Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers

    Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers
    The Orange County Fire Authority and a rescue worker injured trying to find a pair of missing Costa Mesa hikers are not crime victims and cannot seek restitution, a judge ruled Friday. The fire authority made a motion in Orange County Superior Court...
  • Council contracts security firm to run city jail

    The Costa Mesa City Council voted late Tuesday night to outsource its jail after a judge earlier in the day denied a request to block that move. The council's 4-1 decision, with Councilwoman Wendy Leece dissenting, approved a contract with G4S...