Letter: Persky didn’t ‘lose’ girls coaching job–it was snatched away

Persky persecuted just for
following recommendation

Re: “Ousted Judge loses coaching job” (Mercurynews.com, Sept. 11):

Aaron Persky did not “lose” this coaching job — it was snatched away. Persecuting (and this is persecution) this man who followed the recommendations of the probation department in sentencing Brock Turner continues to be an outrage.

His parting comment demonstrates his class and honor.

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Boris Johnson could be forced to delay Brexit, says UK Justice Secretary

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The UK government will not break the law forcing them to delay Brexit, the UK Justice Secretary has said.
Members of Parliament passed an act earlier this month designed to force prime minister Boris Johnson to seek a delay if he fails to ratify a Brexit deal by the middle of October.
However, Johnson has insisted there are “no circumstances” under which he will seek another delay to Brexit.
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Boris Johnson could be forced to delay Brexit, despite repeatedly insisting that he won’t, the UK Justice Secretary has said.

Opposition members of parliament passed a new law earlier this month which is designed to force the prime minister to seek another delay to Brexit, if he has failed to ratify a Brexit deal with the EU by the middle of October.

Following its passage Johnson insisted that there were “no circumstances” in which he would request an extension, adding that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than request another delay.

Other ministers, including the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, have suggested that there may be loopholes in the law that would allow the UK government to avoid seeking an extension.

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