Will Judge Who Posted Bestiality Video be Recused from Obsenity Trial
Can't speak for you, but I live to run into these stories. Finding them gives me a warm, squishy feeling - but not the type of warm squishy feeling likely portrayed in the judge's video.
LOSANGELES - The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals posted sexually explicit photos and videos on a Web site he maintained that he has now blocked to the public, the Los Angeles Times reported today on its Web site.
The revelation about Judge Alex Kozinski came as opening statements were under way in an obscenity trial he is presiding overin U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Kozinski, 57, told the Times that he thought the material on hisWeb site, which included a video of a man cavorting with a sexuallyaroused farm animal, couldn't be seen by the public. He took the sitedown and said he didn't believe any of the images were obscene.
And how exactlydoes a man "cavort" with a sexually aroused farm animal?Will we end up arguing the definition of "cavort." [Note:the judge was appointed by Reagan, not Clinton, so this may not be anissue.]
[Judge Kozinski] is currently overseeing a trial in which Los Angelesbusinessman Ira Isaacs is accused of breaking U.S. obscenity laws byselling pornographic movies that depict extreme fetishes.
Trial jurors were scheduled to travel this afternoon to the 9thCircuit's Southern California building in suburban Pasadena to viewthe movies, which depict bestiality and fetishes involving feces andurine. The panel includes eight men and six women. Two will bedesignated alternates later in the trial.
For his part, Judge Kozinski just ends up looking like a dumb asswho should not be trying this case... or hanging out at a pettingzoo.