Ex-Defender Sues Fed. Judiciary Over Harassment Handling

By Andrew Kragie (March 30, 2020, 9:29 PM EDT) -- A former assistant federal public defender has sued the top administrative offices of the federal judiciary and their leaders, alleging they mishandled her report about a supervisor's harassment with an indifferent response.

As a result of the harassment and the judiciary's failure to address it, the public defender says she had no choice but to resign in March 2019. The public defender, identified only as Jane Roe, subsequently accepted a clerkship with the Fourth Circuit but said her career and personal life have suffered irreparable harm.

"Because of defendants' actions, Roe lost a career she cherished and her calling to serve...

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