Re­call is in­ap­pro­pri­ate for a judge who acts law­fully

The Mercury News Weekend - - OPINION -

You cor­rectly con­clude Judge Per­sky did not ex­hibit any pat­tern of le­niency or bias in his sen­tences. You ar­gue Judge Per­sky should be re­called based solely on the Turner case.

In Turner, how­ever, Judge Per­sky fol­lowed the law and im­posed a life­time sen­tence on Turner as a reg­is­tered sex of­fender.

First, he fol­lowed the rec­om­men­da­tion of the pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer. That’s what judges do. Sec­ond, Judge Per­sky re­quired that, for the rest of his life, Turner must regis­ter as a sex of­fender. Ev­ery three months, Turner must ap­pear in the sher­iff’s of­fice or face a year in prison.

Re­call is not ap­pro­pri­ate when a judge acts law­fully.

— Nancy Krop, Law Of­fices of

Nancy G. Krop, Palo Alto

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