Calif. Judge Accused Of 20-Year Pattern Of Sex Harassment

Law360 (January 14, 2019, 6:43 PM EST) -- A California appeals judge engaged in a two-decade pattern of misbehavior that included repeatedly groping a fellow judge, making unwanted sexual advances toward police officers and appearing drunk while purportedly on official business, according to a filing in a disciplinary action made public Monday.

Associate Justice Jeffrey W. Johnson of California’s Second Appellate District is the subject of formal proceedings before the state’s Commission on Judicial Performance that could end with a punishment as harsh as his removal from the bench, the CJP said in a Monday media release.

Judge Johnson will have an opportunity to defend himself, but if the...

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