April 3, 2001
The California Code of Civil Procedure CCP 170.1(B)(3) states that
“170.1.(a) A judge shall be disqualified if any one or more of the following is true:
(A)(3) The Judge has a financial interest in the subject matter in a proceeding or in a party to the proceeding.”
It shows how I witnessed him advising law students that he would retire to become a judge for hire, and how he hoped to attract showbiz people with his trial experience. Also how he was pandering to the Los Angeles Times’s correspondent Louise Roug who covered the trial for several days for their gossip page.