San Bernadino County, CA voters kicked Judge Robert Lemkau to the curb today according to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles:
In the closely watched San Bernardino County election for Superior Court Judge 11, James Hosking was declared the winner with only one percent of the votes cast. He was leading incumbent Robert Lemkau 65-35 percent.
Lemkau caused a firestorm when he ignored a woman’s request for a restraining order against her boyfriend after the woman told him her baby’s father threatened to harm the baby. Lemkau gave the man joint custody. Several days later the father killed himself and the toddler.
Bravo to all the bloggers and protestors who kept this story front and center! This case first came to my attention via Nancy Carroll’s blog RightsforMothers.com. Claudia Dombrowski was vigilant on her blogs too.
Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!