Friday, December 14, 2012
California: Judge admonished over comments to rape victim
So far, there has been no discussion of a recall of Judge Derek Johnson, who called a victim's rape "technical" and handed down a sentence to the rapist of 6 years, when the prosecutors were asking for 16. However, this is exactly the type of judicial case that can lead to a recall. The two most recent judicial recalls (and they took place in the 1970s in Wisconsin) have a similar fact pattern. The one difference is that unlike for those judges, there won't be too many defenders.