Proposed Calif. Rule To Release Sex Deals Involving Judges

By Bonnie Eslinger (April 25, 2018, 11:09 PM EDT) -- A proposed California court rules change released Tuesday by a group convened by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye would mandate public disclosure of settlements resolving sexual harassment or discrimination complaints against judges or other court employees, but it doesn't require agreements to identify the accused judicial officer.

Earlier this month, the state's chief justice called for the policy-making body of the California courts to take immediate action to revise court rules on public records "to ensure that all levels of the state court system be required to disclose the names of judicial officers who entered into settlement agreements to resolve sexual harassment...

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