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Sexual harassment allegations highlight pervasive danger for female law clerks13 Feb 1:29pm

Sexual harassment allegations highlight pervasive danger for female law clerks

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Clerkships are seen as a path to lucrative careers, but ‘profane atmosphere’ reported in recent years reveals a systemic problem A late federal judge lionized for championing liberal causes from abortion rights to his support for same sex-marriage has been accused of sexual harassment by a former law clerk, highlighting what some experts call a pervasive problem within the chambers of America’s most powerful judges. Stephen Reinhardt, a former federal judge from California who died in 2018 and was known for decisions hailed by the left – and often overturned by the US supreme court – was accused by a former clerk, Olivia Warren, of sexual harassment that began from the moment she entered his chambers.
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