Ex-Reinhardt Clerk Rips Court's Sexual Misconduct Reporting

Law360, Washington (February 13, 2020, 7:01 PM EST) -- A former Ninth Circuit clerk for the late U.S. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt told congressional lawmakers Thursday that the jurist, once dubbed the "liberal lion," repeatedly harassed her with lewd and disparaging remarks in his chambers during the height of the #MeToo movement.

Before detailing her accusations during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on sexual misconduct in the federal judiciary, Olivia Warren first said she was not using her testimony to "destroy" the judge's legacy, to "erase his significant contributions to the law, or to condemn him."

Rather, Warren said, she was seeking to compel lawmakers to enact measures that would...

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