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    Judge in Stanford rape case fights recall

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.
    The Northern California judge says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost two years ago, though it’s the reason he is the target of a June 5 recall election and has become the self-described “most hated man on the internet.”
    In a lengthy interview with The Associated Press, the wiry 56-year-old former college lacrosse player argued the Santa Clara County recall effort is “fundamentally unfair” because it boils down a thick criminal case to Twitter hashtags. He gets a little teary-eyed when he talks about being turned into a one-dimensional caricature as the judge who condones rape.


    “I expected some negative reaction,” Persky said. “But not this.”
    The recall effort comes amid the growing influence of the #MeToo movement, and observers say it will serve as a bellwether of the movement’s influence on national politics.
    Persky says he has resisted friends’ call to quit and relieve the mounting pressure on his wife and two young sons because judicial independence is at stake. He is fighting the effort, he says, because recalling judges over unpopular rulings threatens the integrity of the judiciary.

    https://apnews.com/f8ffe5c1565d42a0b...m=APWestRegion

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    I dont know anything about this case, but I have to agree that if a group recalls a judge everytime they dont like their ruling, then there is no rule of law.
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadmaster View Post
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets.
    The Northern California judge says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner the same way today as he did almost two years ago, though it’s the reason he is the target of a June 5 recall election and has become the self-described “most hated man on the internet.”
    In a lengthy interview with The Associated Press, the wiry 56-year-old former college lacrosse player argued the Santa Clara County recall effort is “fundamentally unfair” because it boils down a thick criminal case to Twitter hashtags. He gets a little teary-eyed when he talks about being turned into a one-dimensional caricature as the judge who condones rape.


    “I expected some negative reaction,” Persky said. “But not this.”
    The recall effort comes amid the growing influence of the #MeToo movement, and observers say it will serve as a bellwether of the movement’s influence on national politics.
    Persky says he has resisted friends’ call to quit and relieve the mounting pressure on his wife and two young sons because judicial independence is at stake. He is fighting the effort, he says, because recalling judges over unpopular rulings threatens the integrity of the judiciary.

    https://apnews.com/f8ffe5c1565d42a0b...m=APWestRegion

    Passed out is off limits. It wasn't clear from what I read whether or not penetration occurred so I guess that could be a factor. I would say this sounds crazy even then except that probation recommended that sentence for some reason. While I think virtually all elected officials should be subject to recall elections I have no idea what the criteria are for this situation

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