LOS ANGELES – California voters have a sitting judge off. Judge Aaron Persky got a lot of criticism to endure when he was a man in 2016, was sentenced to a prison sentence of six months for the sexual abuse of an unconscious victim. Critics felt that the sentence is far too low.
Voters in California, a kind of referendum requests to elected officials, such as judges, to convert. More than 176.000 people brought in Santa Clara for a vote on the fate of Persky. According to the unofficial results found about 60 percent of the voters, the court must go. The official result is expected on 5 July made public.
It is the first time since 1932 that a sitting judge in the state off function is set, messages the American media. Persky had last month warned that the independence of the judiciary would undermine voters to him would be sent home. ,,We ask judges to follow the law, not public opinion”, he said.
Persky can stay on until his successor take the oath of office has passed.
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