Seattle mayor appeals recall decision to state Supreme Court

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse the decision of a judge that has allowed a recall effort to move forward that could result in her being removed from office. The Seattle Times reports five Seattle residents have filed a petition seeking to recall Durkan over her role in the police response to the protests that have dominated the city this spring and summer. King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts has twice allowed the petition to go forward. Of the seven charges filed by the petitioners, Roberts initially dismissed six, but allowed one to go forward “more narrowly than alleged.” Durkan asked Roberts to reconsider. Roberts declined.