Monday, October 22, 2018


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A United States judge who was widely criticized 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 a vote will be held.


Tuesday's vote in Santa Clara County marks the first time a Californian judge has been removed in this way for more than 80 years.


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