Christine C. Ewell
|Christine C. Ewell|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Past post:||Criminial division chief, U.S. Attorney's Office|
|Undergraduate:||Texas A & M University|
|Law School:||Harvard University|
|Candidate for:||Los Angeles County Superior Court|
Christine E. Ewell is a judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California. She was appointed by former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on June 30, 2010. Ewell's current term expires in 2019.
- 2010-2019: Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California
- 2007-2010: Criminial division chief, U.S. Attorney's Office
- 2004-2007: Major frauds section chief, U.S. Attorney's Office
- 2002-2004: Special assistant to U.S. attorney Debra Wong Yang, United States Department of Justice
- 1997-2000: Lawyer, O'Melveny and Myers LLP
- 1990-1991: Assistant U.S. attorney, United States Department of Justice
Ewell ran for re-election to the Superior Court in 2012. As an unopposed incumbent, her name did not appear on the ballot. After the primary election, Ewell was automatically re-elected.
- See also: California judicial elections, 2012
Argument over dog waste leads to allegations of battery
Judge Ewell is presiding over the trial of fellow judge Craig Richman, who is facing a charge of battery for allegedly pushing a woman who wouldn't clean up her dog's waste.
Connie Romero was walking her dogs outside of Richman's home on July 18, 2013. She had placed a bag of dog waste outside the house right as Richman was pulling up in his car. After he asked her to pick it up, a heated argument began. Though the specific details are unclear, the city attorney's office, which is prosecuting Judge Richman, stated, "The defendant allegedly pushed her from behind, causing her to fall to the ground, allegedly striking her face on the sidewalk… and was later treated for injuries."
Romero has also admitted to throwing the bag into Richman's car and telling him to throw it away himself. Richman said he pushed the woman after she did this, yelled expletives at him, and pushed him first.Richman was acquitted of the charge of battery on February 6, 2014.
- Main Justice, "Schwarzenegger Names Federal Prosecutor to Court," July 2, 2010
- California Courts, "Trial Courts Roster," accessed April 9, 2014
- Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder, Presidential Primary Election 6/5/2012
- CBS Los Angeles, "LA Judge Charged With Battery In Dispute With Woman Over Dog Waste," October 23, 2013
- Los Angeles Times, "Judge will not face 'impersonating police' charge in dog poop case," February 5, 2014
- The Metropolitan News-Enterprise, "Judge Craig Richman Acquitted of Battery Charge," February 7, 2014