Judiciary Approves Sweeping #MeToo-Era Reforms

By Andrew Strickler (March 12, 2019, 5:42 PM EDT) -- The federal judiciary's top policy-making body on Tuesday approved a sweeping set of conduct rule enhancements aimed at addressing complaints of sexual harassment in the courts and line-crossing judges.

At a briefing at the U.S. Supreme Court building, Judge Merrick Garland said the conduct amendments further obligate judges and others to raise a flag when they become aware of misconduct. (AP)

Amid the #MeToo movement and new attention on the behavior of lifetime-appointment judges, the changes include new clarity on the duty of judges and court employees to report sexual harassment and other misconduct up the chain, as well as new...

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