Federal judge in Alaska resigned after sexual misconduct probe

Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

“A federal judge in Alaska who abruptly resigned last week subjected his staff to a hostile work environment and engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a law clerk, a U.S. judicial panel said on Monday. The 9th Circuit Judicial Council publicly reprimanded and admonished U.S. District Judge Joshua Kindred, an appointee of Republican former President Donald Trump who submitted his resignation from his life-tenured position on Wednesday after joining the bench in 2020. The council in a May 23 order made public on Monday said it had requested his resignation while at the same time referring his case to the federal judiciary’s top policymaking body so it could certify the matter for Congress, which could then weigh pursuing a rare impeachment of a federal judge.” (07/08/24)