Voters Recall Judge in Brock Turner Campus Ass…

Voters Recall Judge in Brock Turner Campus Assault Case – WSJ:


A Northern California judge who became a flashpoint in the discussion over sexual assault on college campuses will be removed from the bench following a rare recall election Tuesday.

Local voters opted to replace Aaron Persky, a former prosecutor who has served on the Santa Clara County Superior Court since 2003, according to election results from the Associated Press.

In 2016, Judge Persky sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, a punishment critics considered too lenient.