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Judge: Fight Gerrymandering with Math

Adam Liptak, New York Times: In October, when the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could reshape American politics, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. registered an objection. There was math in the case, he said, and it was complicated. Show More Summary

Can the Chief Justice Stop Judicial Sexual Harassment?

In the 2017 year end report drafted by Chief Justice John Roberts, in addition to applauding the successes of the federal judiciary, he acknowledges that sexual harassment in the workplace is inexcusable and has no place in the courthouse. To that end, Justice Roberts explains that in 2018, the......

Husted v. Philip Randolph Institute

A few short months ago in a blockbuster Supreme Court case dealing with partisan political gerrymanders, Chief Justice John Roberts enraged social scientists the world over when he suggested that using a proposed formula to determine...Show More Summary

Reynolds: Eliminating Lower Federal Court Clerkships (And Limiting Supreme Court Justices To One Clerk) Would Strike Blow Against Sexual Harassment, Inequality

Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Do Federal Judges Need Clerks, Anyway?, by Glenn Reynolds (Tennessee): Chief Justice John Roberts wants to do something about sexual harassment by federal judges.... Judges have inordinate power over their clerks—and the best solution is to abolish clerkships.... Getting rid of law clerks...

Roberts Promises Evaluation of the Judiciary's Sexual Misconduct Policies

Chief Justice John Roberts released an annual report on the federal judiciary, but one thing caught the attention of the media more than anything else -- the judiciary's sexual misconduct policies. Most of the report dealt with how the judicial system responds to natural disasters, such as the recent California......

Sexual harassment isn't the only problem with the law-clerk culture

In his Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. focused (yawn) on the judicial system’s preparedness in the face of natural disasters. But then he got to what journalists recognized as the buried lead: a commitment in light of “events in recent months” to explore...

US courts to seek sexual harassment protections

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Chief Justice John Roberts unveiled a plan Sunday to help shield US court employees from sexual harassment, acknowledging the judicial branch is "not immune" after a powerful appellate judge retired over misconduct allegations. The top...Show More Summary

Roberts promises review of judiciary's misconduct policies

Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary's sexual misconduct policies and an effort to highlight the work of court employees following the year's destructive … Click to Continue »

Chief Justice Roberts' Year-End Report: Judiciary 'Not Immune' from Sexual Harassment Problem

“We have a new challenge in the coming year, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his annual year-end report. “Events in recent months have illuminated the depth of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, and events in the past few weeks have made clear that the judicial branch is not immune.       

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts vows to review judiciary sexual misconduct policies

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary’s sexual misconduct policies.        

John Roberts: Judiciary will review sexual misconduct policies

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual report on federal judiciary to promise a careful evaluation of its sexual misconduct policies.

Chief justice orders review of sexual harassment standards in U.S. judiciary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said on Sunday he would launch a review in 2018 of how the federal judiciary handles sexual harassment, following the recent resignation of a U.S. appeals court judge amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Courts Must Better Police Themselves on Harassment, Chief Justice Says

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

In his year-end report on the state of the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. addressed reports of sexual misconduct by an appeals court judge.

Roberts: Judiciary will review sexual misconduct policies

Chief Justice John Roberts used his annual report on the federal judiciary Sunday to promise a careful evaluation of its sexual misconduct policies and to highlight the work of court … Click to Continue »

Chief Justice Roberts says the courts will take a closer look at how to prevent sexual harassment of clerks

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Sunday that the federal court system needs to examine its rules and procedures to make sure law clerks and other employees can report wrongdoing if they are subjected to sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior. “Events in recent months have illuminated...

Nearly 700 Law Clerks Tell Judiciary to Reform Sexual Harassment Procedures

Hundreds of former and current law clerks have urged judicial officers, including Chief Justice John Roberts, to make meaningful reforms to how the judiciary handles sexual harassment and misconduct complaints.       

Ninth Circuit Launches Inquiry Into Alex Kozinski

Judge Sidney Thomas asked Chief Justice John Roberts to assign the Inquiry to another circuit.

Bananas for Breakfast And More Advice for SCOTUS Advocates

At a recent Harvard Law School panel discussion on appellate advocacy that included Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., Topic A was how to prepare for and survive oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court.       

It's time for the Supreme Court to expand the definition of privacy

Five years ago, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told a university audience that the challenge for the Supreme Court for the next 50 years would be how to adapt old, established rules to new technology. On Wednesday the court will confront that challenge anew when lawyers for a Michigan man will...

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