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Popular vote forces California judge out of office

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Popular vote forces California judge out of office

Popular vote forces California judge out of office
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For the first time since 1977 people power has forced a sitting US judge out of office.

In 2016 Judge Aaron Persky faced international criticism for giving ex-Stanford student Brock Turner a six-month jail term, He was found guilty of three felonies after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, for which the law prescribed a minimum of two years.

Long before the #MeToo movement exploded, the lenient sentence spurred Stanford law professor Michele Landis Dauber, a family friend of the victim, to launch the successful recall campaign.