Federal Judge Alex Kozinski Resigns Over Sexual Harassment Allegations Featured

  21 December 2017

Alex Kozinski, a high-profile federal judge, has retired following sexual harassment accusations from at least 15 women.

Kozinski served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California for 32 years. He was appointed to the Ninth Circuit—the largest federal appeals court in the U.S., by former President Ronald Reagan in 1985. He served as chief judge of the court from 2007 to 2014. Kozinski issued a statement explaining he was stepping down because he cannot “be an effective judge and simultaneously fight this battle.” He also apologized to the women who accused him of sexual harassment, saying, “It grieves me to learn that I caused any of my clerks to feel uncomfortable; this was never my intent. For this I sincerely apologize.” Read more here.