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Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, D.C. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ

The handbook for federal law clerks was revised Monday to make it clear that they and other judicial employees can make complaints about sexual harassment without fear of violating the judiciary’s code of confidentiality.

The change came the same day Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit abruptly retired after former clerks and others claimed he engaged them in sexually charged encounters and unwanted behavior.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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