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Chief Justice Roberts announces review of judiciary's sexual harassment protections

Chief Justice John Roberts on Sunday announced that the judiciary system would undergo an evaluation to make sure that law clerks and other court employees were adequately protected from sexual harassment, The Washington Post reports. The statement, in Roberts' 2017 State of the Judiciary Report, came after a prominent appeals court judge, Alex Kozinski, stepped down last month after the Post uncovered allegations that he had subjected former law clerks and other women to sexually inappropriate conduct.

"Events in recent months have illuminated the depth of the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, and events in the past few weeks have made clear that the judicial branch is not immune," Roberts wrote.