December 4, 2023

US: Stanford rape case judge Aaron Persky removed from office

A US judge who was widely criticised for his leniency towards a campus rapist has been removed from office by voters. Judge Aaron Persky handed Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner a six-month sentence in June 2016. But county judges in California are elected, and if a petition to remove them from office garners enough signatures […]

US Prosecutors boot judge in Brock Turner Case off separate sex assault matter

By Ben Hancock, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — The judge at the center of a nationwide controversy over the sentencing of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has been booted from a separate sexual assault case at the request of state prosecutors. On Tuesday, the Santa Clara District Attorney’s office filed a peremptory challenge against […]