anon sequitur wrote:But the article said that a number of the former clerks had nothing bad to say, so it was probably just imagined on the part of the clerks who complained. Co-clerks are so close to each other that if it was happening to some it would have to be known by the others, right?
The funny part about this is that it does appear that some of the harassed clerks did in fact tell some of their co-clerks at the time. But they probably didn't tell all of their co-clerks because they knew they wouldn't be believed.
Here's hoping there's about to be a reckoning in the judiciary. The only people less accountable than politicians. There have to be hundreds of these stories out there that the victims have been too afraid to tell.
And Kozinski remaining on the bench is a powerful argument against life-time tenure with little to no removal process.
Edited to add this quote from the article:
"The Post reached out to dozens of Kozinski’s former clerks and externs for this story. Many of those who returned messages said they experienced no harassment of any kind, and their experience — which entailed grueling work into the wee hours of the morning every day — was a rewarding one. They noted Kozinski’s wry sense of humor.
Those who talked to The Post about negative experiences said that they felt his behavior went beyond bad jokes or that they felt personally targeted."
It's almost like some people had different experiences than others, and not everyone had the same information, despite working in the same chambers.