Court of Appeal Upholds OCDA’s Right to File Peremptory Challenge to Disqualify Judge

The following is a press release from an organization unaffiliated with Voice of OC. The views expressed here are not those of Voice of OC. COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS OCDA’S RIGHT TO FILE PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE TO DISQUALIFY JUDGE
*Study shows defense files 60 percent of judge disqualifications
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (DCA), granted the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) five writ petitions filed with the DCA, in response to the orders issued in December 2015, by the Honorable Richard M. King, “Order Denying Motion to Disqualify Judge.” The respondent, Orange County Superior Court, filed its response to those writ petitions by the Jan. 15, 2016, deadline.