In a victory for the campaign to oust Judge Aaron Persky, a retired San Francisco judge Monday ruled that proponents could immediately resume collecting signatures on petitions aimed at putting the recall on the June ballot.
Retired San Francisco Judge Kay Tsenin is expected to make a final ruling Thursday in favor of the recall campaign on the underlying legal issues.
But after recall advocates Monday burst into applause at the end of the hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Tsenin made it clear that just because she defied the so-called “code of the robe” by tentatively ruling against Persky doesn’t mean she supports the recall.
“It’s not about that, ladies and gentlemen,” she said. “It’s about the law.”