Tuesday round-up

On Sunday, Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that Roberts announced “an initiative … to ensure there are proper procedures in place to protect law clerks and other court employees from sexual harassment, saying it is clear that the federal judiciary ‘is not immune’ from a widespread problem.” Additional coverage comes from Valerie Volcovici at Reuters, Ariane de Vogue at CNN, and Adam Liptak at The New York Times. For The Wall Street Journal, Jess Bravin notes that in 2016, “the Supreme Court itself took no known action after one of its own members, Justice Clarence Thomas, publicly was accused of groping a 23-year-old woman at a scholarship dinner in 1999.”


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