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9th Circuit Judge in SF Under Investigation Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

By on December 15, 2017 in Employment

A judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco is under a formal misconduct inquiry after several of his clerks accused him of inappropriate behavior, according to a report in SFGATE.

Reporter Annie Ma writes that the circuit’s chief judge issued an order launching an inquiry into judicial misconduct by Judge Alex Kozinski, citing sexual misconduct allegations published in The Washington Post.

“Six women who had worked for Kozinski told the Post that he made sexual comments about them and subjected them to inappropriate conduct, such as asking them to watch pornography in his chambers,” according to the report.

Above the Law has a post stating that multiple sources are reporting that three clerks for Kozinski have decided to resign from the court.

Read the SFGATE article.