ANTONOVICH WANTS TEEN'S CASE PROBED.Byline: Dana Bartholomew
A Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County supervisor has called for an investigation of a court commissioner who allegedly barred a foster teen from joining the Marines because she opposed the Iraq war Iraq War: see under Persian Gulf Wars.
or Second Persian Gulf War
Brief conflict in 2003 between Iraq and a combined force of troops largely from the U.S. and Great Britain; and a subsequent U.S. .
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Michael Dennis Antonovich (born 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District, which covers northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, and parts of the San Fernando and San called for the judicial review after reading a Daily News report last week of Commissioner Marilyn Mackel's decision that drew national attention on talk radio, TV and the Internet.
"The judge's denial of the foster youth's request to serve in the military because of her personal anti-war bias is wholly improper and demands a full investigation," Antonovich said Monday. "Judge Mackel has failed the test of impartiality by using the court for her own political views."
Last fall, Mackel denied Shawn Sage, 17, of Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. early enlistment into the Marine Corps, which potentially cost him a guaranteed job and a $10,000 signing bonus A signing bonus or sign-on bonus is a sum of money paid to a new employee by a company as an incentive to join that company. These are often given as a way of making a compensation package more attractive to the employee e.g. if the annual salary is lower than they desire. .
Both Sage and a Marine recruiter said the Children's Court commissioner also stated she didn't support the Iraq war, while suggesting that she didn't trust recruiters and didn't approve of the military.
In a letter Saturday to J. Stephen Czuleger, presiding judge presiding judge n. 1) in both state and federal appeals court, the judge who chairs the panel of three or more judges during hearings and supervises the business of the court. for Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District, Antonovich asked for a judicial review of Mackel's apparent impropriety. Mackel has declined to comment on any court case or enlistment hearing.