SEATTLE — A judge who ruled earlier this month that a recall petition against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan could move ahead is holding to that decision.
The Seattle Times reports King County Superior Court Judge Mary E. Roberts on Wednesday denied a motion by Durkan that asked Roberts to reconsider her July 10 ruling.
The mayor could appeal to a higher court, but the ruling marks another legal win for Durkan's opponents in what would be a long process to oust her from office in a special recall election.
On July 10, Roberts dismissed six charges made by the petitioners as insufficient grounds for a recall but allowed a seventh charge to advance.
Those behind the petition accuse Durkan of endangering people by allowing police to use tear gas and other crowd-control weapons on protesters.