The California Public Utilities Commission dismissed its chief administrative law judge in July 2017 after it investigated complaints her to management style. The judge, Karen Clopton, contends she was punished for cooperating with investigations into the agency.
The California Public Utilities Commission dismissed its chief administrative law judge in July 2017 after it investigated complaints her to management style. The judge, Karen Clopton, contends she was punished for cooperating with investigations into the agency. Mark Rightmire AP file photo, 2012
The California Public Utilities Commission dismissed its chief administrative law judge in July 2017 after it investigated complaints her to management style. The judge, Karen Clopton, contends she was punished for cooperating with investigations into the agency. Mark Rightmire AP file photo, 2012

The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

A top black judge claimed discrimination. California upheld her firing.

October 12, 2018 12:01 AM