San Diego Superior Court Judge John Einhorn has found a way to reduce his caseload. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has told prosecutors to block any criminal cases that go before the judge. Yet, when asked about the boycott, Dumanis insists that Einhorn is a “well-respected jurist” — just a jurist whom she doesn’t want to rule on any criminal case.
Under state law, prosecutors are allowed to exercise a peremptory challenge to a judge and Dumanis has ordered Einhorn struck from every criminal case. She has never explained to him or the public why her office is boycotting a particular judge.
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