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U.S. Court of Appeals judge accused of sexual harassment

Judge Alex Kozinski, of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge Alex Kozinski, of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Photo: Paul Sakuma / AP

A former chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit is being accused of sexual misconduct by former clerks, according to a Washington Post report.

Why it matters: While sexual harassment allegations have touched every industry (media, entertainment, sports, politics, and more) this is the first allegation against a judge. Kozinski said in a statement he "would never intentionally do anything to offend anyone."