Trump-appointed judge in Alaska resigns over sexual misconduct, leaving only 1 judge in state


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge in Alaska has resigned and could face impeachment after having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a clerk who later became an assistant U.S. Attorney and then repeatedly lying about it to investigators, a judicial investigation found.

The resignation by Joshua Kindred leaves the U.S. District Court for Alaska with only one full-time judge.

Kindred sent his resignation letter to President Joe Biden July 3. It was effective Monday.

The resignation came at the request of the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit Court, which also sent the matter to the Judicial Conference of the United States to consider impeachment proceedings against Kindred.

Kindred, who was appointed to the bench by former President Donald Trump in 2020, did not return a message left on his cellphone by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The probe began in November 2022 when Chi...

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