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9th Circuit to Study Workplace Conditions After Retirement of Pasadena-Based Judge Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas did not mention Kozinski by name in announcing the selection of the committee, but noted there were rules in place to deal with complaints against federal judges. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals named four judges and an employment lawyer to the committee, which will review policies to protect workers and recommend changes if necessary. 37.774929
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9th Circuit to Study Workplace Conditions After Retirement of Pasadena-Based Judge Over Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski looks on during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thomas said Friday that he first created the committee Dec. Thomas of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski looks on during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Read the full story on LATimes.com. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A federal appeals court has assigned a committee to investigate workplace conditions in the wake of sexual misconduct charges that recently forced a high-profile judge to retire.