Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky is facing a threatened recall over his sentencing of a Stanford University swimmer to a six month jail for rape. Already, a Stanford law professor is suggesting she will lead one, and an online petition that has garnered over 100,000 signatures (none count toward a recall). The petitioners need 80,920 signatures to get this on the ballot.
The petitioners will face a few serious problems with their recall effort. The first obvious one is that 80920 signatures is a hell of a lot. Of the tens of thousands of recalls that have occurred in the US, only a handful have needed more signatures – Three Governors, a Lieutenant Governor and two Mayors of Los Angeles….