Alaska Federal Judge Steps Down Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Anchorage, Alaska — A federal judge in Alaska has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment, marking a significant turn in what has become a prominent issue within the judiciary of this vast and sparsely populated state. Appointed to the bench over a decade ago, the judge faced multiple allegations from colleagues, spurring an investigation that ultimately led to his resignation. Details of the accusations include inappropriate comments and unsolicited physical contact, casting a shadow over his long tenure. The judge’s resignation comes amid growing scrutiny of how the judicial system handles claims of misconduct. Nationwide, … Read more

Alaska Federal Judge Submits Resignation Amid Misconduct Investigation Over Hostile Workplace and Impropriety With Former Clerk

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A federal judge in Alaska has resigned following an internal probe that unearthed allegations of creating a hostile work environment and engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former law clerk. The investigation led to a judicial conduct report, prompting the resignation amid serious violations. U.S. District Judge Joshua M. Kindred, appointed in 2019 by then-President Donald Trump, stepped down after the investigation conducted by the 9th Circuit Judicial Council revealed he had overstepped professional boundaries by discussing personal and intimate details with clerks, and further encouraging them to rate others … Read more

Unexpected Vacancy: U.S. District Judge Joshua Kindred Steps Down from Alaska Bench

Anchorage, Alaska – In a sudden yet quiet departure, U.S. District Court Judge Joshua Kindred has resigned from his position in Alaska. His resignation, set to take effect on July 8, was confirmed through a posting on the court’s website though no formal press release was issued. Appointed in 2019 by then-President Donald Trump, Kindred has served the District of Alaska following a career path that bridges both the legal and the oil industries. He earned his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 2005, after completing his undergraduate studies at the University … Read more

Proposed Alaska Grand Jury Amendments Spark Controversy and Concern

Homer, Alaska – State legislator Sarah Vance’s recent opinion piece on House Bill 67 has attracted attention and raised concerns. In her 630-word statement, Vance’s true intentions behind the proposed amendments to “strengthen grand juries” were veiled by vague language and obfuscation, a tactic she is known for. It is important to delve into the hidden meaning she conveyed in her call for a “vision of a citizen-driven mechanism.” At the heart of Vance’s support for changing the way grand juries operate lies the prospect of allowing citizen-initiated grand juries. This concept is currently under … Read more