Members of the House Judiciary Committee on Friday criticized the Judicial Conference for its approach to handling misconduct claims within federal courts, saying “the judiciary’s processes for handling workplace misconduct continue to fall short.”
The statement from the bipartisan group of lawmakers—House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, Jim Sensenbrenner, Mary Gay Scanlon and courts subcommittee chair Hank Johnson—homed in on the recent Judicial Conference order on U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia of the District of Kansas, who announced his resignation over sexual harassment claims last month.
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