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Federal judge resigns in Alaska following investigation into misconduct

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A federal judge who was once praised for his work in understanding Native issues - including the crisis of violence against Native women - has resigned following an investigation into sexual misconduct.

U.S. District Judge Joshua M. Kindred of the District of Alaska resigned, effective Monday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced in a news release. The investigation determined that he created a hostile work environment, engaged in an "inappropriately sexualized relationship with one of his law clerks" and lied about the relationship when asked about it.

"The Judiciary is entrusted to self-govern and, in doing so, must hold its federal judges to the highest standards of integrity and impartiality. We take judicial misconduct complaints seriously," Chief Circuit Judge Mary H. Murguia said in the release.


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