News Release

April 18, 2018 SPARC Dinner
Both Sides of the Judge Aaron Persky Recall
Featuring Professor Michele Landis Dauber and Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret.)

Los Altos Hills, California:  The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) will hold their April 18 dinner at the Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills. Their featured speakers will be Stanford Law Professor Michele Landis Dauber and retired Judge LaDoris Cordell who will provide the pros and cons of recalling Judge Aaron Persky.

The Committee to Recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky was formed in 2016 following his controversial sentencing in the Brock Turner sexual assault case. Turner was convicted of sexual assault on an unconscious woman, and Persky sentenced him to six months in jail, three years of probation, and registration as a sex offender.

Led by Stanford Law Professor Michele Landis Dauber, the Recall has qualified for the June 5th ballot. The campaign website states, “Judge Persky’s sentencing of Brock Turner was consistent with other cases in which he appeared to favor athletes and other relatively privileged individuals accused of sex crimes or violence against women.”

Not everyone agrees that Judge Persky should be recalled, including retired Judge and now Social Commentator LaDoris Cordell. She believes that a recall election “would have trial judges looking over their shoulders, testing the winds before rendering their decisions.”

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The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) is affiliated with the California Congress of Republicans, a chartered organization of the California Republican Party. Our regional focus is San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and we attract members and speakers from all over the Bay Area region. SPARC hosts a dozen events a year that are open to the general public. SPARC was founded in the year 2000 and has been built on the historic Republican principles of limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense. As a group, we work to extend our support for Republican candidates who will work at all levels to help make these goals come true. Link to SPARC Logo