Judge Eugene Hyman JD ’77 wrote an op-ed for the Mercury News about the ouster of San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

“Recall elections are supposed to be an ace-in-the-hole for voters, a method of last resort against an elected official whose ongoing actions threaten democracy and undermine the will of the people. A recall might be proper if Boudin was radically and routinely abusing his powers in defiance of the electorate or if he was so mired in criminal charges and controversies that he couldn’t reasonably do his job.

That wasn’t the case here — voters just weren’t happy with Boudin, they weren’t content to wait for another election cycle to move on from him. Make no mistake: The man got screwed.”