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Chief justice: Judiciary will review protections against sexual misconduct

By The Washington Post
Dec. 31, 2017 at 10:54 p.m.


WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts announced an initiative Sunday to ensure there are proper procedures in place to protect law clerks and other court employees from sexual harassment, saying it is clear that the federal judiciary "is not immune" from a widespread problem.

The statement, in Roberts's 2017 State of the Judiciary Report, follows the retirement last month of Judge Alex Kozinski, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The influential 67-year-old judge stepped down after two reports in The Washington Post detailed allegations he had subjected former law clerks and other women to inappropriate sexual behavior.

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