Karen Katz Says Her Challenge of Judge Tara Flanagan Should Surprise No One 

Katz says Flanagan disrespects low-income defendants and has violated ethics laws. But Flanagan and her supporters think she's being targeted because she's a lesbian.

Tara Flanagan handily prevailed in 2012 when she first ran for Alameda County Superior Court judge. The former-prosecutor-turned-domestic-violence-survivor's advocate won just over half of the vote against her two opponents in the June primary. And then, like most judges, once she…

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