June 13, 2008
Bad week for a great judge.
Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. See in the Los Angeles Times "Alex Kozinski Suspends L.A. Obscenity Trial After Conceding His Website Had Sexual Images" (783 comments so far) and Scott Greenfield's Simple Justice. Talented and even gifted people who occasionally collect porn and/or jokes? I never think less of them. I just don't always get them. Such folks usually excel at having magical encounters with real humans, and their uncommon wit permits them to fire off their own jokes. However, I do think that a guy as smart and as celebrated as Judge Kozinski doesn't get any points for letting this happen to him. That does matter. Sir, I may have to appear before you some day. I'm in your corner. I admire ability and achievement. People talk of you in language that glows. But could you have managed this differently?
Posted by JD Hull at June 13, 2008 12:48 AM