What's So Wrong With Recalling Judges?

9 min

Judge Aaron Persky is facing a recall election in June after sentencing a former Stanford student-athlete Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated woman back in 2015. The Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has remained mostly quiet. But on Tuesday the Judge Persky called a news conference at a private peninsula residence. Today, what are the consequences of recalling a judge?

Guest: Jessica Levinson, elections law professor at Loyola Law School.

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