Sunday, February 25, 2018

Recalling Judges in the U.S.

You might be surprised to learn that judges can be recalled. Recalled here doesn’t have anything to do with memory. It means that they can be removed from office by a special vote. See definition number 4 of the noun recall.
The California judge in the news who might be recalled is one who gave what some consider too lenient a sentence in the case of a Stanford student convicted of sexual assault. You can hear NPR’s Scott Simon's interview with a retired California judge opposed to this initiative who sets out the unwanted bad effects that it could have. 4 min, 55 sec, transcript available.