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Top Federal Judge Resigns Amid Sex Allegations

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

CNN reports: A well-known federal judge has resigned Monday after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Judge Alex Kozinski, who for many years served as chief judge...Show More Summary

Ninth Circuit Launches Inquiry Into Alex Kozinski

Judge Sidney Thomas asked Chief Justice John Roberts to assign the Inquiry to another circuit.

9th Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski to be investigated after sexual misconduct allegations

The chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asked for an investigation Thursday into allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Alex Kozinski. In a statement emailed to reporters, 9th Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas said he was acting “to ensure confidence” in the impartiality...

He Made Us All Victims and Accomplices

The first time I met Alex Kozinski was in 1996. I was clerking for the chief judge of the 9 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and there was an orientation for new clerks in San Francisco. One of my co-clerks and I were introduced to the already legendary, lifetime-tenured young judge at a reception, and we talked for a while. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Judge Accused of Sexual Misconduct

A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, called her into his office several times and pulled up pornography on his computer, asking if she thought it was photoshopped or if it aroused her sexually. Show More Summary

Six former staffers accuse Reagan appeals court chief judge of forcing them to watch porn or imagining them naked

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Six former legal staffers for United States Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski have come forward to allege sexual misconduct, The Washington Post reported Friday. “I was in a state of emotional shock, and what I really wanted to do was be as small as possible and make as few movements as possible...

Famous US judge admits there's a punishment that's just as bad as the death penalty — if not worse

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

1 Week to the New Chief: Montana's Sidney Thomas Takes Top Spot

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......

“Our now ironically named Department of Justice”

3 years agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

9th Cir: Judge Kozinski Skeptical of Officer-Involved Shooting

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.......

IPSC part 3: judicial panel

3 years agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

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

Settling Down

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

Judge Kozinski Reversed by Federal Circuit: Google May be Liable for Street View

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 […]

Judge Apparently Uncomfortable With 'Innocence Of Muslims' Ruling, Asks Court To Reconsider Stay Denial

4 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Chief Judge Writes Scathing Dissent Warning of “Epidemic Of Brady Violations” By The Justice Department

4 years agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

Kozinski Crashes Nissan Leaf Settlement Party -- As a Plaintiff

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,......

Chief Judge Kozinski on His Critics

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

Chief Judge Kozinski On The Immigrant Experience And Judging

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

Who Wants To Watch a Prosecutor Get Benchslapped En Banc?

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

Non-Sequiturs: 08.20.13

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

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