Canada was the scene of most of the battles of the war; it was for the purpose of separating Canada from the British crown that the war was undertaken; and it was owing to the loyalty, constancy and courage of the Canadian people that this object was foiled. Every Canadian can, therefore, look back with feelings of just pride to this war so honourable to his ancestors, and so worthy of being remembered for the example which it affords of the difficulty of subduing a resolute and free people with arms in their hands and with the courage to use them. At the close of the War of the Revolution there was much bitterness felt towards Great Britain by the people who had won their independence from her by the sword. This independence had been gained by the assistance of France, and although that country was then a monarchy, beyond all comparison more illiberal than the government of Great Britain, it was perhaps but natural that the new nation should turn to France and cultivate her friendship.
Throw in one of the most high-profile sexual assault cases in California history and the MeToo juggernaut, though, and the campaign to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has become a well-funded referendum on sexual misconduct in modern society.
On the same ballot, Santa Clara County residents will be asked to pick a successor in the event that Persky is recalled—a vote that will count whether or not people support the recall.
If successful, it would mark the first recall of a California judge in 86 years. The campaign to depose Persky is rooted in the backlash to the penalty the he imposed in the sexual assault trial of Brock Turnera former Stanford swimmer convicted of three felony charges after two graduate students discovered Turner using his fingers to penetrate an unconscious woman near a dumpster after a frat party on campus.
He faced up to a decade in state prison for the assault, but prosecutors asked for six years. Brock Turner's mug shot. The outrage was immediate, but it was too late to prevent an unopposed Persky from coasting to re-election five days after the sentencing hearing.
Still, everything changed for Persky. That summer, at least 10 prospective jurors refused to take part in a misdemeanor theft trial because of his ruling in the Turner case. The recall campaign has since devolved into a war of tweets, TV jabs, selectively edited podcast interviews, redacted emails and other forms of digital campaign warfare.
Through it all, Persky himself has issued just one public comment. Last summer, before the recall measure qualified for the ballot with more thanpetition signatures in January, the judge submitted a statement to the county defending his record.
Among those to endorse the recall campaign are national figures like Anita Hill and U. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Adding to the momentum, Dauber said, was a letter from the victim in the Turner case that went viral just months before the MeToo movement exploded following allegations of rampant rape and sexual assault in the entertainment industry.
I think the message that is sending to women in particular is extremely tone-deaf. How exactly such efforts play out, though, can get complicated. Take the six-point bail overhaul approved by the county Board of Supervisors in October, which moved to create a community bail fund and begin building new protections to keep low-income nonviolent offenders out of jail.
While it is always difficult to isolate which individuals definitively benefit from broad-based changes, among those who in February did see a steep bail reduction were San Jose twin brothers Clifford and Clinton Pappadakis.
Now, Cordell says, the question is whether recalling Persky would encourage judges to dole out harsher sentences across the board, negating any sentencing or bail reforms that could help minority defendants in particular.
As in, if a judge approves a potentially controversial plea deal or shows what could be perceived as leniency toward any type of defendant, that judge, too, could be subject to recall. Recall supporters argue that such political calculus is already part of the drill in a system where judges are elected by the public, but Cordell said the precedent would erode insulation judges are historically granted compared with other elected officials such as mayors or city council members.
Whether the election process will be clear to voters this time around is a top concern for the two successor candidates who filed to run ahead of an initial March 2 deadline.
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In that case, the successor candidate with more votes would then take the bench seat. Hendrickson, meanwhile, supports the recall and touts her experience in both litigation and prosecution as qualifications that spurred her to run in a contentious environment.CORNELIUS NEPOS.
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