Thursday, April 23, 2015
Erwin Chemerinsky Defends Judge Who Gave Reduced Sentence to Child Rapist
Orange County and LA are in an uproar over OC judge M. Marc Kelly, who reduced a mandatory 25 year sentence down to 10 years for a 20-year-old man who sodomized his three year-old half-sister. While criticizing the judge's decision, UC Irvine law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky takes the position in today's Orange County Regsiter that it is inappropriate to recall the judge or ask for him to step down.
Chemerinsky is neglecting to add one thing to his op-ed: These judges do not hold lifetime appointments. They are elected by the voters. So who says we can't recall them or ask them to step down?