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The panel chose not to discipline Judge Alex Kozinski beyond the admonishment.
Judge Kozinski admonished for explicit items on Web site
updated 8:41 p.m. EDT, Thu July 2, 2009
By Bill Mears
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A judicial council on Thursday admonished the chief judge of the nation's largest federal appeals court for having "sexually explicit photos and videos" on his personal Web site, but decided against any further punishment.
Judge Alex Kozinski, 58, of the San Francisco, California-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals previously apologized and had recommended an investigation because of the public controversy over the material.
A panel of judges assigned to investigate concluded Kozinski's "possession of sexually explicit offensive material combined with his carelessness in failing to safeguard his sphere of privacy was judicially imprudent." His actions, the panel wrote, "can reasonably be seen as having resulted in embarrassment to the institution of the federal judiciary."
But Kozinski was not disciplined because he had removed himself from an ongoing obscenity trial when news broke of the visual material on alex.kozinski.com, which the judge launched in 2002, according to the 41-page opinion issued by the judicial council.
According to the council's written opinion, the material included a photograph of naked women painted like dairy cows, a woman shaving her pubic hair, and a video of a half-dressed man "cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal."
Kozinski testified to a judicial conduct panel that much of the material was "like odd things that I've thrown into a room without looking at them." He said some of the files were e-mailed by friends, much of which he did not bother to view.
He admitted storing some of the sexually explicit photos, but said, "I don't know why I kept them."
The judge also said he never considered his site public and thought he had blocked access to the subcategory file in question, which was labeled "stuff."
There was no immediate reaction from Kozinski or his lawyer to the panel's admonishment.
Kozinski had earlier apologized to the investigative panel for his "unfortunate carelessness."
"I have caused embarrassment to the federal judiciary," he said. "And thus whatever shame was cast on me personally, it reflected on my colleagues and our system of justice as well."
The controversy erupted when Kozinski was about to serve as a trial judge -- separate from his work on the higher appeal court -- in a 2008 obscenity prosecution of adult film producer Ira Isaacs. Kozinski recused himself when the Los Angeles TImes published a story about the Web site material, and he later asked for a probe into the incident.
The Isaacs case has not gone to trial, but is on appeal over pending motions at the 9th Circuit. Kozinski is not expected to take part in the matter.
Kozinski is one of the most colorful and outspoken members of the federal bench. Born in Communist Romania, he emigrated to the United States at age 12 and still speaks with an Eastern European accent. His parents were Holocaust survivors.
He was named to his current seat in 1985 by President Reagan, and he was the youngest federal appeals judge in the nation at the time.
A mainstream Jewish conservative with libertarian views on free speech, the judge is admired for his writing skills, intellectual curiosity and sense of humor. He is also one of the few federal judges who will do press interviews, speaking with CNN on several occasions about a variety of topics. He also wrote an online "diary" for Slate.com a few years ago.
He is especially outspoken in oral arguments on his appeals court, and his detractors say he tends to dominate the questioning, often to the dismay of his fellow judges.
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Justice Alex Kozinski
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This Story, as posted, on a "Hater's blog":
Jew Judge, Alex Kozinski, caught red handed, involving himself in a fellow Jew and pornographers legal caseBy speakoutrightnow
Jews should not be allowed to participate in any way with American jurisprudence, every year at Yom Kippur they utter the Kol Nidre prayer which absolves them of any oaths they make in the coming year. In other words, Jews cannot be trusted to tell the truth ever, and that they’re probably lying when they testify against another person. In this case, the Jew judge, Alex Kozinski, will almost certainly conduct this case in such a way as to let off the defendant, a filthy Jew pornographer named Ira Isaacs, who produces pornographic films depicting humans engaged in beastiality. Isaacs ought to be lined up against a wall and shot, not released back into society after a well choregraphed charade of a court case, where no doubt the Jewish judge intended to act in concert with the Jewish media in an effort to politicize the case in some way that would make Ira Isaac’s look like a modern day champion of freedom of speech. Fucking Jews!
9th Circuit’s chief judge posted sexually explicit matter on his website
Alex Kozinski, who is presiding over an obscenity trial in L.A., acknowledges that he had posted sexually explicit photos and videos. He says he didn’t think the public could access the site.
By Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
10:28 AM PDT, June 11, 2008
One of the highest-ranking federal judges in the United States, who is currently presiding over an obscenity trial in Los Angeles, has maintained his own publicly accessible website featuring sexually explicit photos and videos.
Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, acknowledged in an interview with The Times that he had posted the materials, which included a photo of naked women on all fours painted to look like cows and a video of a half-dressed man cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal. Some of the material was inappropriate, he conceded, although he defended other sexually explicit content as “funny.” [I wonder how funny he'd think it was if he were shot in his Jew head after being convicted of treason and having all of his property confiscated and his family turned out into the streets?]
Kozinski, 57, said that he thought the site was for his private storage and that he was not aware the images could be seen by the public, although he also said he had shared some material on the site with friends. After the interview Tuesday evening, he blocked public access to the site.
Asked whether the contents of his site should force him to step aside from the pending obscenity trial, Kozinski declined to comment. Opening statements in the trial are scheduled for this morning. In the case, Ira Isaacs, a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, is accused of distributing criminally obscene sexual-fetish videos depicting bestiality and defecation.
Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor who specializes in legal ethics, told The Times that Kozinski should recuse himself from the Isaacs case because “the public can reasonably question his objectivity” concerning the issues at hand.
Gillers, who has known Kozinski for years and called him “a treasure of the federal judiciary,” said he took the judge at his word that he did not know the site was publicly available. But he said Kozinski was “seriously negligent” in allowing it to be discovered.
“The phrase ’sober as a judge’ resonates with the American public,” Gillers said. “We don’t want them to reveal their private selves publicly. This is going to upset a lot of people.”
Gillers said the disclosure would be humiliating for Kozinski and would “harm his reputation in many quarters,” but that the controversy should die there.
He added, however, that if the public concludes the website was intended for the sharing of pornographic material, “that’s a transgression of another order.”
“It would be very hard for him to come back from that,” he said.
Kozinski said he would delete some material from his site, including the photo depicting women as cows, which he said was “degrading . . . and just gross.” He also said he planned to get rid of a graphic step-by-step pictorial in which a woman is seen shaving her pubic hair.
Kozinski said he must have accidentally uploaded those images to his server while intending to upload something else. “I would not keep those files intentionally,” he said. The judge pointed out that he never used appeals court computers to maintain the site.
The sexually explicit material on Kozinski’s site earlier this week was extensive, including images of masturbation, public sex and contortionist sex. There was a slide show striptease featuring a transsexual, and a folder that contained a series of photos of women’s crotches as seen through snug fitting clothing or underwear. There were also themes of defecation and urination, though they are not presented in a sexual context. [Remember, the Jew defendant sitting before him on this case produces this shit - obviously this judge should have taken himself off the case, but the whole point was to get a "friendly" Jewish judge on the case anyway, in order to subvert the legal case against Ira Isaacs.]
Kozinski, who was named chief judge of the 9th Circuit last year, is considered a judicial conservative on most issues. He was appointed to the federal bench by then-President Ronald Reagan in 1985. He has a national reputation for a brilliant legal mind and has developed a reputation as a champion of the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression. Several year ago, for example, after learning that appeals court administrators had placed filters on computers that denied access to pornography and other materials, Kozinski led a successful effort to have the filters removed.
The judge said it was strictly by chance that he wound up presiding over the Issacs trial in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. [Lying goddamn Jew!] Appeals court judges occasionally hear criminal cases when they have free time on their calendars and the Isaacs case was one of two he was given, the judge said. [I'll bet anyone $50.00 that whoever it was that "assigned" the Jew judge the Isaac's case was also a Jew. Any takers?]
“Is it prurient? I don’t know what to tell you,” he said. “I think it’s odd and interesting. It’s part of life.”
Before the site was taken down, visitors to http://alex.kozinski.com were greeted with the message: “Ain’t nothin’ here. Y’all best be movin’ on, compadre.”
Only those who knew to type in the name of a subdirectory could see the content on the site, which also included some of Kozinski’s essays and legal writings as well as music files and personal photos.
The judge said he began saving the sexually explicit materials and other items of interest years ago.
“People send me stuff like this all the time,” he said.
He keeps the things he finds interesting or funny with the thought that he might later pass them on to friends, he said.
Times staff writers Ben Welsh and Eric Ulken contributed to this report.
Source - LA Times
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In fact, his most vocal comments were directed against his libertarian allies. He even endorsed the Supreme Court's ruling in Kelo v. New London, dismissing the popular outrage at a local government's attempts to take property from middle-class homeowners and hand it to rich developers. "Who was that man," one justice of the Michigan Supreme Court asked after his dinner comments, "and what has he done with Alex Kozinski?"
During Kozinski's visit he sat down with Shikha Dalmia, a senior analyst with the Reason Foundation, who asked about all those issues and more.
reason: What are your primary memories of growing up in Romania?
Alex Kozinski: That they threw rocks at me on the way to the synagogue for Sunday school. They also threw rocks at my father on the way to his synagogue. The Russians threw rocks at my grandfather on the way to his synagogue. So that's the connection, in a sense, between Romanian and Russian Jews.
reason: What about the statism in Romania? How did you react to that?
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