On Passing the Judiciary Accountability Act: ‘The Judge Who Harassed Me Was Never Held Accountable for His Actions’

The way judges treat their clerks—especially when no one is watching—speaks to who they really are. But when they mistreat their clerks, life-tenured federal judges rarely face accountability. I would know: The D.C. Superior Court judge for whom I clerked began harassing me just weeks into my clerkship.

The Judiciary Accountability Act would raise the bar for workplace civility.