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Goldsmith Says Part Of Recall Laws Should Be Repealed

Evening Edition

Aired 7/29/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Todd Gloria, Council President, City of San Diego


As efforts to recall Mayor Bob Filner over sexual harassment claims get underway, there seems to be some confusion about the city's recall laws.

Friday, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith released a memo saying part of the city's laws need to be repealed to avoid legal challenges.

Goldsmith says if the city's recall laws were to be challenged in court they would be considered unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds.

We'll take a close look at the grey areas in the city's recall laws.


Goldsmith Recall Memo

Goldsmith Recall Memo

Goldsmith Recall Memo

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Avatar for user 'Peking_Duck_SD'

Peking_Duck_SD | July 29, 2013 at 12:21 p.m. ― 3 years, 8 months ago

Goldsmith is a corrupt hack.

If changes need to be made, this should have been done long ago.

A political foe of someone going through a recall wants to change the recall law right in the middle of a scandal that is utilizing a recall?

The reeks of sheer corruption and incompetence.

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Tired_of_PC | July 29, 2013 at 1:19 p.m. ― 3 years, 8 months ago

Obviously, Peking_Duck_SD hates Goldstone with vitriolic passion. I guess that is the Duck's prerogitive.

Regardless, the memo from Goldstone's office makes obvious sense. The City Council would be wise to follow its recommendation and expedite doing so.

Perhaps the "Duck" should consider some sort therapy itself.

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Avatar for user 'MalcolmSanDiego'

MalcolmSanDiego | July 29, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. ― 3 years, 8 months ago

Hey Duck: quack.

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MarineRoom | July 29, 2013 at 1:56 p.m. ― 3 years, 8 months ago

Who is Goldstone, and why does Peking hate him? As to Goldsmith, his actions are so transparent that Peking needn't bother to analyze them

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