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2008-08-03 00:00:13

FRESNO, Calif. _ Fresno, Calif.'s federal court has delighted liberals lately with decisions slapping down the auto industry, siding with the homeless and twice favoring fish over farmers. The high-profile decisions and their far-reaching effects drew the ire of politicians, the wrath of the agriculture industry and general scorn from local conservatives. One letter to the editor published June 12 in The Bee criticized the homeless settlement and urged U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger...

2008-07-26 15:00:27

By John Ellis, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 26--Even as U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger signed off Friday on a $2.3 million class-action lawsuit settlement between Fresno and more than 200 of its homeless residents, it was clear that hard feelings linger between him and Mayor Alan Autry. Autry's name emerged as Wanger discussed legal fees in the case, which the mayor previously had described as "exorbitant." Wanger noted that the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern...

2008-07-24 12:00:41

By John Ellis, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 24--Attorneys representing state and federal water projects said Wednesday that they could prove the massive system of pumps, dams and canals isn't harming three threatened fish species. U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger gave them until Aug. 29 to submit reports showing that's true. Wednesday's action was the latest in a long-running fight between environmental groups and the state and federal governments over the projects' effect on...


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