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The Judicial Conference Should Be Praised. But There's More To Do on Ending Harassment

FTC’s Gabe Roth released this statement following news that the Judicial Conference of the U.S. approved a package of workplace conduct reforms:

“That the Judicial Conference has approved several proposals aimed at improving workplace conduct is to be commended. I hope that Chief Justice Roberts, who is rumored to be drafting his own conduct code for Supreme Court justices, includes many of the provisions codified today, namely that a judge should ‘neither engage in, nor tolerate, workplace conduct that is reasonably interpreted as harassment.'”

“With the federal law under which misbehaving judges are disciplined now more than 40 years old, Congress should look to modernize it by adding the definition of harassment to the law, allowing victims to be reimbursed for any costs incurred during misconduct proceedings and ending the justices’ exemption from the statute once and for all.”

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