Bloomberg Law
Feb. 7, 2018, 9:30 PM

Kozinski Investigation Ends, Further Repercussions Unlikely

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

The investigation into Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski’s alleged misconduct was officially terminated by the Judicial Council of the Second Circuit Feb. 5.

The council’s action will most likely be the last action taken in the case—either by an individual or by public officials—according to judicial ethics professor Charles Gardner Geyh.

Because Kozinski resigned, the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980, which authorized the investigation, no longer applies to him, the council said.

At least 15 women, including some former law clerks, accused him of groping them, showing them pornography, or making off-color comments.

Kozinski is ...

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