19 Facts About Aaron Persky


Michael Aaron Persky was born on 1962 and is an American attorney and former judge of the Santa Clara County Superior Court from 2003 to 2018.

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Nonetheless, Persky was recalled by voters on June 5,2018, during the 2018 California primary elections.

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Aaron Persky briefly coached girls' tennis at Lynbrook High School in the fall of 2019.

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Aaron Persky graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in international relations.

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Aaron Persky was the captain of the Stanford men's lacrosse team, a club sport.

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Aaron Persky received a master's degree in international policy studies from Stanford in 1985.

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Aaron Persky graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the bar in California in the same year.

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Aaron Persky served on the executive committee of the Support Network for Battered Women and the Santa Clara County Network for a Hate-Free Community.

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In 2002, Aaron Persky unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County, losing to Ron Del Pozzo, who was a deputy DA.

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Aaron Persky received an appointment to the court from California Governor Gray Davis the following year.

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Aaron Persky is the former Chair of the Court's Community Outreach Committee.

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In June 2016, Aaron Persky was elected without opposition for another six-year term on the bench.

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Online petitions calling for Aaron Persky to be removed following his lenient sentencing in the Turner case attracted over a million signatures by June 10,2016.

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In June 2016, at least ten prospective jurors refused to serve in a misdemeanor trial for possession of stolen property where Aaron Persky was presiding, citing the judge's sentencing of Turner as a reason.

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In 2011, Aaron Persky presided over a civil lawsuit against multiple members of the De Anza College baseball team, who were accused by the minor plaintiff, "Jane Doe", of gang-raping her while she was unconscious until a passerby intervened.

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An organization named "Recall Judge Aaron Persky" was established seeking to collect the 80,000 signatures of county voters required to hold a special recall election.

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Aaron Persky formed a committee to fight the recall effort, called "Retain Judge Aaron Persky — No Recall".

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Aaron Persky initiated a proceeding to enjoin the circulation of the recall petition, which was denied, and Aaron Persky's appeal of that denial was denied.

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Aaron Persky became the first judge to be recalled in California in over 80 years.

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