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Report: Ninth Circuit Judge Kozinski Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Posted by on Dec. 11, 2017 at 9:58 AM
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Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski[/caption] Six former clerks or externs have accused Alex Kozinski, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, of subjecting them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments, according to a report from The Washington Post. Kozinksi, who was accused of showing female clerks pornography on his office computer, didn't immediately respond to an email request for comment Friday afternoon. But he provided the following statement to the Post: “I have been a judge for 35 years and during that time have had over 500 employees in my chambers. I treat all of my employees as family and work very closely with most of them. I would never intentionally do anything to offend anyone and it is regrettable that a handful have been offended by something I may have said or done.” Kozinski was previously subject to an investigation by his colleagues in 2008 after the Los Angeles Times reported the existence of a website where the judge kept sexually explicit images. Visitors to the website alex.kozinski.com were—and still are—greeted by the words "Ain't nothin' here. Y'all best be movin' on, compadre." To access the site's explicit photos, one had to know additional words to add into the web address. Kozinski said his son, Yale Kozinski, maintained the website and controlled the domain. Yale Kozinski told the New York Times that only friends and family had access to post files. Yale Kozinski said he "made a mistake" in configuring the site so that it was publicly accessible to someone who figured out the additional access words. Friday’s revelations come at a time when more women are coming forward about sexual harassment from lawmakers, celebrities and lawyers alike. Kozinski was scolded by then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 2001, according to a statement submitted to a judicial discipline reform commission written by Leonidas Ralph Mecham, a former Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts who retired in 2006. “Tell Alex to watch pornography at home and not download it and watch it in the courts,” Mecham quotes the late chief justice as having said. Mecham claimed Rehnquist asked the U.S. Judicial Conference’s Executive Committee to “take firm disciplinary action” against Kozinski and others at the Ninth Circuit, but the committee refused. Mecham called it “the worst example of failure by those responsible for disciplining judges that I witnessed during my 21 years as [administrative office] director.




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VooDooB
by on Dec. 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Not a day goes by.....

AnotherKim
by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2017 at 10:24 AM

I don't know about you guys, but if I were a porn watcher I certainly wouldn't be showing it to 'people I treat like family'    What an ass

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Dec. 11, 2017 at 10:41 AM

I always thought porn was something you viewed in private (or perhaps your partner). 

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