CA Judge Could Face Recall Election Over Sex Term

Critics filed nearly 95,000 signatures seeking the recall of Judge Aaron Persky, a former prosecutor who has been on the bench since 2003. In 2016, he sentenced swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, a punishment critics considered too lenient.

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Did ‘Repressed Memory’ Falsely Convict Jerry Sandusky?

Author Mark Pendergrast claims the former Penn State defensive football coach was a victim of “media frenzy” and a distorted use of repressed memory which led to his conviction for child sex abuse. In a conversation with TCR about his new book, he explains why he believes Sandusky should get a new trial.

Trump Court Nominee Withdraws After Criticism

Matthew Petersen, a Trump administration federal judge nominee, withdrew after he was unable to answer basic questions during his confirmation hearing about the courtroom process, showed little familiarity with federal trial rules and acknowledged that he had never prosecuted or defended a case, The nomination proved to be an embarrassment for the White House.