Contra Costa County judge faces nine misconduct charges

A Contra Costa Superior Court judge is facing nine charges of judicial misconduct, including sexual harassment of women lawyers and improper treatment of defendants, a state commission announced today. Judge John Laettner, 62, a 12-year veteran of the court, was charged with violating judicial ethics by the state Commission on Judicial Performance in San Francisco. […]

Former law dean sues UC in bid to block new sexual harassment proceeding

The former law school dean of the University of California at Berkeley sued the university in federal court Sept. 15, seeking to block a disciplinary process that could result in loss of his tenure for alleged sexual harassment. Sujit Choudhry, 46, resigned as dean in March, two days after his executive assistant, Tyann Sorrell, sued […]