Alex Kozinski, the famous former chief of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, thinks solitary confinement is a punishment that's just as bad as the death penalty — if not worse. "Sending hardened criminals from death row to solitary confinement is no triumph," writes Kozinski in a January 15 editorial for the Yale Law Review Journal. Show More Summary
It's been a heck of a ride with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski at the top of the Ninth Circuit, but with his seven-year term coming to a close, prepare for a different, more subdued, albeit equally able chief: Judge Sidney R. Thomas. The ageist numbers game that comprise the rules......
On July 24 Cato held a book forum on Sidney Powell’s new book, “Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.” Participants included the author Sidney Powell, with comments by Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and Ronald Weich, Dean, University of Baltimore Law School. Show More Summary
In case of what Chief Judge Alex Kozinski called "we said, he's dead," the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a district court's finding that police were not liable for the death of Cesar Cruz, who was shot and killed by Anaheim police officers in 2009.......
Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law? Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law system. Show More Summary
It is probably not a coincidence that two of the smartest judges in the land, Alex Kozinski (Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit) and Jed Rakoff (District Judge in the Southern District of New York), have gone on record criticizing certain proposed litigation settlements. Show More Summary
By Dennis Crouch Vederi v. Google (Fed. Cir. 2013) This case arises from a decision by Alex Kozinski who is Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals who sat by designation in deciding on summary judgment that Google’s streetview product does not infringe Vederi’s asserted patents. U.S. Patent Nos. 7,239,760; 7,577,316; 7,805,025; and […]
We've written a few times about the terrible ruling from Judge Alex Kozinski, the chief judge of the 9th Circuit, finding a bizarre copyright interest by an actress who appeared in 5 seconds of the 13 minute "trailer" for the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video, thus allowing her to get all copies of the video taken off of Google sites. Show More Summary
I have long been a fan of the opinions of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. While we disagree on many cases, Kozinksi often defies predictions and more ideological colleagues in ruling against the government. Chief judge of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and considered a leading libertarian, Kozinski often rules in favor […]
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit, bench-slaps lawyers and crashes class-action settlements on a semi-regular basis. This, however, was something different, as Kozinski's wrath wasn't felt from the bench -- he was an objecting plaintiff. Nissan makes the Leaf, an all-electric car with an alleged 100-mile range. Unfortunately,......
David Lat has a report on a recent talk that Chief Judge Alex Kozinski gave at Yale Law School. It sounds like it was quite an interesting event, as almost all Kozinski events are. And for those readers who remember my post last month about the oral arguments in United States v. Show More Summary
Here are some highlights for Chief Judge Kozinski’s remarks at Yale Law School yesterday. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Atlas Shrugged, Carlos Bea, Carlos T. Show More Summary
Another question: Why don’t we have a Chief Judge Kozinski and Judge Pregerson buddy comedy? Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Benchslaps, Bruce Castetter, Dana M. Show More Summary
A chat with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. Kozinski is the only interviewee who can talk about political oppression and reserve the real shock and horror for jury verdicts. [Concurring Opinions] On a serious note, a summer intern at Bank of America has died after pulling three all-nighters. Show More Summary
Things are rough for those who love their privacy rights. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: 9th Circuit, Alex Kozinski, Ninth Circuit, Privacy, Quote of the Day, Surveillance, Technology
In February 2013, Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch during a Reason Weekend event in Las Vegas. The full 50-minute...Show More Summary
(Eugene Volokh) And a pretty conservative panel — Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, Judge Carlos Bea, and Judge Jerome Farris (a Carter appointee who nonetheless, to my knowledge, has a fairly conservative reputation on criminal justice cases). An excerpt, from Milke v. Ryan (9th Cir. Mar. 14, 2013): In 1990, a jury convicted Debra Milke of murdering her [...]
While I don't always agree with him (who do I always agree with?), like many folks who follow legal issues, Judge Alex Kozinski, the chief judge of the court of appears for the 9th circuit, is one of my favorite judges. Known almostShow More Summary
Take a bow, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. What's your personal record for insulting people in a single day? Unless you are a tact-less celeb or gaffe-tastic politician, it's probably in the single digits. Judge Kozinski labeled a group of environmental activists "pirates" (using the law to back his assertion), pointed......
That was the subject of a recent debate between Professor Hadley Arkes and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. Check it out…. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge Alex...Show More Summary