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Kozinski was first named to the appeals court in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan.At 35, he was the youngest federal appeals court judge in the country. A native of Romania and the child of Holocaust survivors, Kozinski came to the United States at age 12.
And it is a direct result of the dismissive way the Kozinski has decided to deal with the allegations against him: Judge Kozinski sat up north from time to time, and at one point during my clerkship, he asked me to go for drinks with him and his clerks after work. ” Another was, after I said I needed to head home because I had to absorb the news that my mother had just been diagnosed with breast cancer, he offered to “comfort” me.I’m sociable (though not much of a drinker), so I agreed. There was no reporting relationship between him and me, and I certainly never believed that my job with Judge Sneed was ever in jeopardy because of my interactions with Judge Kozinski.I just thought that the judge exhibited extremely poor taste.— Nancy Leong (@nancyleong) December 10, 2017 Stories like this — and there are likely more that will follow — are why few in the legal industry can say the accusations against Judge Kozinski are truly shocking.In what is becoming an all too common refrain after a serial sexual harasser is outed, Kozinski’s behavior is referred to as “an open secret” by Alexandra Brodsky, a Skadden Fellow at National Women’s Law Center: Glad to see another open secret in print.On Friday, Roberts instructed the 2nd Circuit appeals court, based in New York, to conduct the probe."It grieves me to learn that I caused any of my clerks to feel uncomfortable; this was never my intent," Kozinski said.
"For this, I sincerely apologize."In announcing his retirement, he added, "I cannot be an effective judge and simultaneously fight this battle.
But I have told countless female law students that I would never write them a letter of recommendation for a clerkship with him, and I have told them why.
I didn’t want them ever to be at risk of being sexually harassed by him.
Among the charges against Kozinski, 67, are that he asked his law clerks to watch pornography in his judge's chambers, and that he touched and spoke to some of them inappropriately.
The 9th Circuit had opened an inquiry into his alleged misconduct last Thursday and asked Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to transfer it to a neutral court.
When a significant feeder judge like Kozinski isn’t considered “safe” for women to clerk for, that’s a problem as Nancy Leong, Professor at University of Denver Law School, discusses in a series of tweets about the issue: 1/ What is the effect on the #SCOTUS clerkship pipeline when women are warned away from clerking for certain judges who send a lot of clerks to #SCOTUS?