Voters have recalled Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who handed down a controversial six-month sentence to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of rape.
A substance found Wednesday in a package sent to the Stanford University professor responsible for leading the recall campaign against Judge Aaron Persky has been determined to be an inert powder.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday putting a decision on the June 5 ballot for whether voters should recall Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, the judge who became controversial over a sentence he handed down to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault.
Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner has asked a state appeals court in San Jose to overturn his sexual assault conviction.
Large crowds are expected to gather outside the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose on Friday.
Judge Aaron Persky is stepping down from his role in trying criminal cases after months of controversy over a lenient sentence in the sexual assault conviction of Stanford athlete Brock Turner.
Protesters waved “pink slips” for judge Aaron Persky in front of a state office building Wednesday.
A letter released by a group of retired Santa Clara County Superior Court judges speaks out against efforts to remove a current judge over his sentence for ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner.
The petition is calling for the removal of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who earlier this month sentenced 20-year-old Brock Turner to six months in jail.