State commission: No evidence of judicial bias in Brock Turner sentencing

California state body clears Aaron Persky of misconduct

Embattled Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who was widely criticized for his sentencing of former Stanford University student Brock Turner, was cleared of judicial misconduct on Monday by the California Commission on Judicial Performance.

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17 people like this
Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 20, 2016 at 12:19 pm

By all means, preserve the good old boys club.

7 people like this
Posted by vmshadle
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Elizabeth, I agree with you in spirit; but the most substantive remedy to this entire sorry episode was the law signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 30 erasing the entirely artificial distinction between rape and/or sexual assault of an unconscious vs. a conscious victim. Now both crimes are punished equally harshly under California law. Judge Persky issued a sentence that conformed to state law at the time. Now he and other judges around the state will never again have latitude to offer such lenient sentencing.

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a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

SEA_SEELAM REDDY is a registered user.

Unfortunately not to our liking.

The guilty must repent and serve the punishment.


16 people like this
Posted by Marianne
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Dec 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm

And now that he's been judged by his peers, may we all stop judging.

10 people like this
Posted by parent
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Question: did this commission's diversity similar to our general society? Or is it composed entirely elderly white men?

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Posted by mauricio
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Dec 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

mauricio is a registered user.

This is the age old practice by where members of an exclusive club circle the wagon and protect and shield one of their own.It's a laughable conclusion that very few will take seriously.

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Posted by Time to move on
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Dec 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm

Parent- a quick Google search yields the members of the commission
Web Link
You could have done that but then you would not be able to use the "the old white man" insult

Maurucio- you could have checked on the commission also, but then you would not be able to make the " circle the wagons" comment.this is a respected commission and I hardly think that everyone will find their decision "laughable".
Did you even read the commissions report? I doubt it. Don't they have the report in the paper in boLunas and/or monterey?

Of course this will not prevent law professor ( and not a lawyer) dauber and her fol.owes from continuing their vendetta against persky.

13 people like this
Posted by Paly Grad
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Dec 20, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Time to move on-

Thank you for the link to the members of the Commission on Judicial Performance. Four of the nine members of the Commission who investigated the complaint are women and the decision of the nine was unanimous!

10 people like this
Posted by Stew Pid
a resident of Community Center
on Dec 20, 2016 at 9:39 pm

This is a joke gone bad.

Persky has no judicial sense. He's shown that repeatedly.

Just because some commission of political appointees says his decision does not have "judicial bias" (whatever that is) doesn't mean that we, the public, have to put up with his rotten decisions.

Out with him!

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
on Dec 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Big surprise here- Dauber doesn't accept the findings. A law professor who has never argued a case in a courtroom because she is not a member of the California bar. [Portion removed.] And why, I ask, is Dauber the only attorney Elena Kadveny goes to for comment? Can we not hear comments from a member of the State Bar, a practicing attorney, and/or retired judge? This continual coverage of Dauber is tiresome. She has put this judge through enough. It is time to get over it and move along. Talk about fake news! I hope Persky sues her for slander and serious personal harm. He could get millions!

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Posted by Srsly?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm

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