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SAN FRANCISCO — A court on Friday temporarily halted the campaign seeking to oust a Northern California judge targeted for recall for sentencing a college athlete convicted of sexual assault to jail instead of prison.
see also Judge in Stanford rape case will no longer hear criminal cases PALO ALTO, Calif. — A court says a California judge... Campaign officials said Friday that Santa Clara County election official authorized campaign officials to begin collecting voter signatures to put the recall of Santa Clara County judge Aaron Persky on the June ballot. Persky was targeted for recall last year after sentencing former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman passed out for too much alcohol.
Persky’s lawyers argued Friday that proponents need permission from the California secretary of state because county judges are state officers.
Persky lawyer Elizabeth Pitkin also said the campaign is misleading voters by saying they can choose the judge’s replacement if he’s recalled. The governor is the only person authorized to replace county judges, Pitkin said.
Retired Orange County Judge Marjorie Laird Carter scheduled an Aug. 23 hearing. Carter is hearing the case in San Jose after all the Santa Clara County judges recused themselves because of their relationship with Persky.
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#activistJudges Stanford rapist judge also gave ‘lenient’ sentence to man with indecent child images https://t.co/FxP16cPaQx
@newxseason They may yet get the scumsucking judge who gifted him with this inexcusable sentence. https://t.co/mCZYIYAhff
@jes_chastain What do U expect? #Judge #AaronPersky @SCSCourt went to Stanford! He also prejudiced a jury in an old… https://t.co/v5YMypYPh3
RT @RecallPersky: ICYMI: We're working hard to #RecallPersky & now SCC ADA Cindy Hendrickson is launching her campaign to replace him. http…
#UNBOUNDED #hubris. #BrockTurner deserves to be in #prison. https://t.co/ylKSDzu9V1 ... this man is a glutton for p… https://t.co/jkoSEkX5p3